Fred Kaempfer

Saturday, January 3, 2004

Fred L. Kaempfer, 80, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of William F. and Millie Ann Davis Kaempfer. He and Louise Dabbs were married March 25, 1952, in Cape Girardeau. She died April 10, 1988.

Kaempfer worked at Leming Sawmill 25 years, was a Cape Girardeau policeman from 1965 to 1973, and a Scott City policeman from 1973 until retiring in 1978. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He served with the 813th Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, and the 374th Division Air Police Squadron in the U.S. Air Force from 1947 to 1949.

Survivors include six sons, Bimbo Kaempfer of Cape Girardeau, Mike Kaempfer of Fruitland, Danny Kaempfer of Glenallen, Mo., Leon, Jack and Robert Kaempfer of Henderson, Nev.; three daughters, Dollie Hoffman of Jackson, Diane O'Kelly of Cape Girardeau, Tina Schumer of Fruitland; a brother, Gerald Kaempfer of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Mary Reynolds of Jonesboro, Ill.; 33 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Don Henson officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.