Date: Monday, June 12, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Luebbering, MO
1:00 PM on Tuesday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Memorials / Donations:
In lieu of flowers, masses are preferred.
Floyd Louis Kempf of Lonedell, MO, departed this life at Granite City, IL, on June 7, 2017, having reached the age of eighty-four years, nine months and twenty-eight days. Floyd was born in St. Louis, MO, on August 9, 1932, son of Louis Joseph Kempf and Hilda Philomena Pfeiffer. As a young man, he was united in marriage and blessed to have three children. On May 26, 1990, he was united n marriage to Nancy Elizabeth Spradling nee Haynes and they were blessed to have nineteen years together.
Floyd is survived by three daughters, Sherry Foster and husband, Mark, of New River, AZ, Sandra Robinson and husband, Ronald, of Robertsville, MO and Lorrie Pouge and husband, Howard, of House Springs, MO; by five grandchildren, Angela Wilson and husband, David, of Flagstaff, AZ, Nicholas Foster and wife, Lexi, of Raleigh, NC, Brandi Clifford and husband, Gary, of Robertsville, Patrick Krysl of St. Louis, MO and Melissa Null and husband, Kyle, of High Ridge, MO; by two brothers, Eugene Kempf and wife, Joan, of Steelville, MO and Jim Kempf of Lynn, MO; by one sister, LaVerne Schuetz of Fenton, MO; by fourteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Hilda Kempf, and by his wife, Nancy Kempf.
Floyd was a devoted Christian of the Catholic faith, attending both St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Richwoods, MO and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering, MO. For over thirty years, Floyd worked as a dynamite handler and setter, having worked for many years at the Des Peres Quarry and later at the House Springs Quarry. He was also a member and retiree of the Laborers' Union in St. Louis, MO. Floyd's passion was farming and he enjoyed the many years he raised cattle and hay on his farm. He was an outdoorsman at heart and fishing was another of his hobbies. In recent years, he enjoyed playing cards with the grandchildren and doing word search puzzles. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy and he cherished the time they spent together.
A devoted and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral mass was held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering, MO, with Father Bob Knight officiating. Interment with full military honors was held at 1:00 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. In lieu of flowers, masses were preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.