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Yvonne Mary Kempen
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Obituary for Yvonne Mary Kempen

Yvonne M. Kempen, 97, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 17, 2017 at Care For All Ages. She was born February 3, 1920 to the late Leo and Gertrude (Pauwels) Derouin. On September 14, 1946 she married Adrian Kempen at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She and Adrian ran the Fairway Bar from 1948 to 1953; she then was a homemaker until the kids went to High School, when she then took a job at Kmart in 1968, where she retired from. Yvonne enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, canning, bowling and her many needlework and crafts. She was active in the VFW Auxiliary, as well as Catholic Foresters. She looked forward to her daily walks with her sisters.
Yvonne is survived by her son Wayne Kempen, Watertown, Karen (Steve) Vandenack, Ashwaubenon, two grandchildren, Brian (Amanda) Vandenack, Suamico, Stephanie (Jeremy) Busch, Pulaski, and her three great grandchildren, Michaela, Brody, and Cali.
Yvonne is further survived by her sisters, Mildred Coenen, Grace Huth, Janice (Erv) Coenen, Janet (Ralph) Klipstine, two brothers in law, Clarence Vercauteren, Bernard (Pat) Kempen, and sister in law Roseann Polly.
She was preceded in death by her husband Adrian, her son Gregg, her brother Ken Derouin, her sisters, Dorothy Vercauteren, Mary Ann Derouin, Elaine (Robert) Landskron, and brothers in law Lloyd Huth, and Dan Polly. Yvonne was further preceded in death by Adrian’s family; Marvin (Olive) Kempen, Al (Stella) Kempen, Gilbert Kempen, Johanna Kempen, Bernice (Henry) Gavaert, Marie (Norbert) Jansen, Elaine (Carol) Deacon, Rev. Gerald Kempen O.Praem., Raphael Kempen, and Norman (Gail) Kempen.
Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere after 9:00AM Friday June 23, 2017. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM with Fr. Benny Jacob O.Praem. officiating. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

Special thanks to the staffs at Care For All Ages and Unity Hospice for their loving care of Yvonne.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Jun

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

1307 Lourdes Ave
De Pere, WI 54115

Service

Friday

23

Jun

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

1307 Lourdes Ave
De Pere, WI 54115

Graveside

Friday

23

Jun

2:00 PM
Mt Calvary Cemetery

Main St
De Pere, WI 54115

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