Catherine M. Kempf
Catherine M. Kempf, age 90, of Shelby, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at Elmcroft of Ontario.
She was born October 28, 1923 in New Washington, Ohio the daughter of the late Edward M. and Louisa M. (Durnwald) Kreim. A 1941 graduate of Chatfield High School, Catherine was a former employee of General Electric in Bucyrus, Wilkins Air Force Depot in Shelby, Egg Auction in New Washington, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Society, and Mansfield Liederkranz.
Catherine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Jean and Ed Russell of Shelby; a brother: Gerald Kreim of New Washington; 2 sisters: Esther Kreim of Bucyrus and Dolores (Walter) Tackett of Willard. She was preceded in death by her husband: Carl B. Kempf in 1991; 2 sons: Eric Kempf in 1971 and Stephen Kempf in 2010; 4 brothers: Joseph Kreim, Richard Kreim, John Kreim and Virgil Kreim; 2 sisters: Arlene Bechtel and Arvilla Karl.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM. Visitation will also be on Thursday from 9-10 AM at the funeral home where funeral services will be held at 10 AM with Father James Sanford officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central of Alzheimer’s Association. To leave a condolence or to share a memory with the Kempf family, please visit: penwellturner.com