Paul E. Kaempfer, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
He was born June 19, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Fred A. and Ruby Barks Kaempfer. He and Betty Waddill were married Dec. 4, 1944, in Kirksville, Mo.
He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 AF & AM in Cape Girardeau.
After working 30 years as plant engineer at Southeast Missouri Hospital, he retired in 1986.
He was also a member of Cape Council No. 20, Cape Girardeau Commandary No. 55, St.Mark's Chapter No. 167 OES, Cape Shrine Club/ Moolah Temple AAONMS, and a past member of Cape Pilot Club.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry E. Kaempfer of Cape Girardeau and Jim F. Kaempfer of Gordonville; a daughter, Nancy C. Strauser of Cape Girardeau; a stepsister, Lois Flannery of Jackson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel, with masonic services at 7 p.m. Tuesday by St. Marks Lodge No. 93 AF & AM.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.