In Memory

Herman Kempf - Class Of 1944

 Herman R. Kempf, 77, of Delphi, died at 5:29 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he had been a patient since Feb. 2, and in ill health since Nov. 17, 2003.
  He was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School, where he excelled in basketball.  He received a scholarship to play basketball from the University of Michigan, where he attended before joining the U.S. Army.  He was a T/5 with F Company, 142nd Division Infantry, stationed in the European Theater during World War II, from June 1944 to June 1946.
  His marriage was to Hilda G. Malott in Delphi on June 4, 1949, and she survives.
  Mr. Kempf worked for ALCOA for 36 years in the tool and dye department, retiring May 1, 1988.  He previously worked for the former Herb Smith Appliances in Delphi.
  He was a member of Faith Church of Christ in Burlington; Delphi American Legion Post #75, where he was a past commander and held several other offices; a life member of Delphi VFW Post #9383; a 42-year member of 40&8 Voiture #364 of Lafayette; and a member of the 25-Year Club at ALCOA.
  He enjoyed all sports, especially Indiana University sports, and bowled in the Delphi Men's League for several years.
  Also surviving are a son, William E. "Bill" Kempf of Lafayette; a daughter, Becky Johnson of Delphi; two sisters, Darlene Huff of Delphi and Mary Ellen Pauley of Avon; a brother, Thomas Kempf of Crawfordsville; and three grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son and a brother.
  Services were Feb. 21 at Abbott Funeral Home.  Burial with Delphi American Legion military rites, was at IOOF Memorial Gardens in Pittsburg.
  Memorials may be made to Delphi American Legion for Hoosier Boy's State or Faith Church of Christ.
Obituary notice taken from Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 25, 2004