Obit: Hemp, Marvin (1925 - 2002)

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----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/21/2002

Hemp, Marvin (9 May 1925 - 12 Aug 2002)

Marvin L. Hemp, 77, Neillsville, died on Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. Music was provided by Eileen Zank, organist, and Jodi Rueth, soloist. Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Marvin L. Hemp was born on May 9, 1925, in Eau Claire, to Louis and Emma (nee Krejci) Hemp. He attended Neillsville schools and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1942. He went to Green Bay and worked as a welder at the shipyards for a short time. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and in 1943, completed pilots training and then attended engineering school in Mission, Texas. He was discharged from the service in 1945. He attended UW-Madison, graduating in 1949. He married Mae Bender on Sept. 10, 1949, in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked at the Farmers Store in Neillsville from February 1951 to January 1962. He was assistant highway commissioner for Clark County. He was then elected county highway commissioner in November 1962 and served in that job until his retirement in December 1989. His interests included hunting, fishing and spending time at his cottage on Lake Arbutus.

Survivors include his wife, Mae; four sons, Michael (Randi) Hemp, Hatfield, Mark (Linda) Hemp, Neillsville, Matthew (Leslie) Hemp, Neillsville, and Merlin (Chris Bayer) Hemp, Neillsville; seven grandchildren, Stefanie, Joshua, Andrew, Shawn, Jonathan, Lucas and Max; and one sister-in-law, Irene Hemp, Neillsville.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Leon Hemp and Warren Hemp; and a granddaughter, Kailey Jade.

Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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