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David William Kempken

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David William Kempken

September 21, 2018 - 06:00
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Oct. 14, 1945- Sept. 7, 2018

David William Kempken of Greensboro, GA died on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the age of 72.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake OconeeParkway,Greensboro GA 30642 with Rev. Msgr. Francis P. Schoenauer officiating. A memorial mass will also be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 25 at St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, with Rev. Msgr. Francis P. Schoenauer officiating.

Born on October 14, 1945 in Burlington, WI, he was the husband of Judith Mary Kempken, née Benshoof, and son of the late Lawrence Henry Kempken and Marcella Prasch Kempken. Dave and Judi were married on December 6, 1969. He graduated from Wilmot High School in Wisconsin in 1963, and received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Procopius College in 1967. He was a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an enrolled actuary and a member of the Academy of Actuaries. He served his country in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge on Sept. 12, 1969. He retired in 2000 from the Chrysler Corporation, where he worked in human resources. He also worked forBankers Life, A.S. Hansen, Inc., Bethlehem Steel and Mercer-Meidinger during his career. In 2002, Dave and Judi moved from Bloomfield Hills, MI to Greensboro, where he enjoyed his retirement playing golf. Dave was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro. He is preceded in death by his sister Irene Dohse (Al).

Survivors include his wife of forty-eight years, Judi Kempken of Greensboro, GA; his children, Jeremy Kempken (Jennifer) of Waterford, MI, Candace Novell (Matthew) of Irvine, CA, John Kempken (Christina) of Ypsilanti, MI and Margret Kempken of Marietta; siblings, Carol Henry (Tom), Grace Becker (Bill) and Bruce Kempken (Mary Kay); grandchildren, Alexander and Noah Kempken; Lauren, Daniel and Morgan Novell; Tyler and Hayden Jones; and many other relatives and friends, as well as his beloved golf clubs.

Any memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at or by mailing to 912 Killian Hill Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.