Gempeler, Emma (1902- 1983)

Obit: Gempeler, Emma (1902- 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Gempeler, Bartlome, Loos, Zuehlke, Larson, Lee, Hammond, Heinen, Hubacher, Schafroth

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (6 January 1983)

Gempeler, Emma (16 December 1902 - 4 January 1983)

LOYAL -- Services for Mrs. Werner (Emma) Gempeler, 80, Route 2, Loyal, who died Tuesday afternoon at Neillsville Memorial Hospital, will be Friday at United Methodist Church, Loyal.

The Rev. Charles Sanford will officiate and burial will be in the Loyal Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Alex Loos, George Zuehlke, Sr., Dennis Larson, Robert Lee, Donald Hammond and James Heinen. Visitation will be at the Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal and the church.

The former Emma Bartlome was born December 16, 1902 at Urtenen, Switzerland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob (Louise Hubacher) Barlome and received her education there.

She came to the United States in 1932. In November 1932, she and Werner Gempeler were married. He died August 11, 1980. After their marriage they owned and operated the North Star Cheese Factory. In 1947 they moved to their present home in the Town of Loyal, where she lived in retirement until two years when she became a resident of the Neillsville Memorial Home.

She was a member of United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid and the Loyal Homemakers Club.

Surviving are one son, Erwin of Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Rose) Lee of Menomonie and Mrs. James (Katherine) Hammond of Wauwatosa; one sister, Mrs. Ola Schafroth of Urtenen, Switzerland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.



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