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Official Obituary of

Robert Kemper

December 14, 1939 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Robert Kemper Obituary

Robert Lee Kemper, age 84, of Mt. Sterling, and formerly of Versailles, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024 at his residence. 

He was born December 14, 1939 in Kellerville, Illinois the son of Hilbert and Helen Marie DeWitt Kemper.  He married Sandra Bernice Schreacke on February 4, 1967 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Camp Point, Illinois and she survives. 

Mr. Kemper was a small engine mechanic for several years.  Earlier in life Bob had worked as a meat cutter for Bartlow Brothers in Rushville and he and his wife had also owned and operated Bob’s U. I. Grocers in Augusta, Illinois.  He was also engaged in farming. 

Mr. Kemper graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling. Bob was also an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus.  

Survivors include his wife Sandra Kemper of Mt. Sterling.  3 daughters Jeanette Blickhan (Dennis) of Mendon, Angela Lewis of Griggsville and Barbara Mason (Dave) of Mt. Sterling.  2 adopted children Kayla Kemper of Quincy and Eric Kemper of Ocheyedan, Iowa.  1 brother Carl Kemper (Debbie) of Mt. Sterling.  3 sisters Freda Collins of Mt. Sterling, Ernestine Lichtsinn of Timewell and Pauline Peterson (Bill) of Clayton.  8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren also survive along with several in-laws, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son Steve Kemper, 1 adopted daughter Sarah Kemper, 1 great grandson Cael Welty, 4 brothers Herbert, Edward, Lyle and John Kemper and 1 sister Patricia Lichtsinn.  

Cremation will be accorded and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2024 in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with Father Aaron Kuhn officiating.  

Burial of the cremated remains will follow in the Versailles West Side Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. 

Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church or St. Mary’s School.

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Memorial Visitation
February 17, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Mass of Christian Burial
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
401 West North Street
Mount Sterling, IL 62353

Cremation Will Be Accorded

Burial of Cremated Remains at a Later Date

Versailles West Side Cemetery
541 West 2nd Street
Versailles, IL 62378


Holy Family Catholic Church
Mount Sterling IL

St. Mary School
408 West Washington street, Mt. Sterling IL 62353
Tel: 1-217-773-2825


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