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Anna Kempf

Anna Kempf (Reznicek)

Tuesday, June 22nd, 1915 - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Anna Kempf the daughter of Andrew and Emma (Pavel) Reznicek was born June 22, 1915 in Linwood, Nebraska. She died on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa at the age of 104.

Anna met her husband at a dance and dated for five years. On February 6, 1940 she was united in marriage to Frank Kempf at St. Wenceslaus Church in Dodge, Nebraska. They moved to Iowa and lived on a farm northwest of Graettinger, where they farmed until 1966. In February of 1966, the couple retired and moved into a home in Graettinger. Frank died on May 1, 1998. In December of 1998, she moved to Willow Ridge in Emmetsburg. Anna enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, listening and singing music and making rugs. Most important was spending time with her family. She enjoyed residing at Parc Hall for the past 15 years.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger, Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America.

Left to cherish Anna's memory are her children, Melvin Kempf of Portland, Oregon; Elaine Hoffman and her husband, Larry of Graettinger; Richard Kempf and his wife, Muriel of Erie, Colorado; Marge Hoffman and her husband, Ronald of Emmetsburg; Marilyn Hauswirth, her husband, Gary of Thornton, Colorado; Francis Kempf, and his wife, Ruth of Sun City West, Arizona; Diane Kempf of Des Moines, Iowa; Dennis Kempf and his wife, Kristina of Fort Collins, Colorado and Jane Buchholz and her husband, Joe of Volcano, Hawaii; and 30 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; 5 great great-grandchildren.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Agnes Cech, Lillian Dvorak, and Magdalena and brothers, James, Adolph, Emil, Edward, Frank, Ernest and George Reznicek and great great-grandchild, Niles.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    305 N. Cameron Ave
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 10:30am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    305 N. Cameron Ave
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    Father Bill Schrieber
  • Interment

    St. Jacob's Catholic Cemetery
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Linda Conlon

Posted at 09:20pm
My sympathy goes to all of Anna's family. I knew her when I worked at Willow Ridge in dietary after retiring from the ASCS office. She was so enjoyable to talk with; a great person! May God be with all of you.

Donna Mason

Posted at 01:47pm
It was my pleasure for many years to bring books from the Emmetsburg Public Library to Anna!
Donna Mason

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