OBITUARY

Barbara J. Kemper

April 3, 1931January 8, 2019
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Age 87 of Anoka, passed away on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.

Barbara was born in 1931 in Clinton Iowa and was the sixth of eight children born to Thomas Herrity and Ruth (McClintoc) Herrity. Barbara graduated from St. Mary's High School in Iowa in 1949 and went onto graduate from Ambrose College in Davenport Iowa in 1952 with a degree in nursing. Barbara was a registered nurse in Iowa and also in Minnesota where she also taught at St. Mary's School of Nursing in 1963.

Her strong faith and love of the Mother Mary guided her and this could be seen in the warmth and kindness she gave to all she met. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched."

Preceded in death by her Husband, Leo; and Son, John.

Barbara leaves behind a son, Joseph Kemper, a daughter in law, Heather Abel Kemper; Grandchildren: Gabriel (18), Evelyn (15) and Hera (8) and many nieces and nephews.

~Mass of Christian Burial~ 10:30 am on Monday, January 14th at Church of the Epiphany 11001 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

~Visitation~ 2-5 pm Sunday, January 13th at Gearhart Funeral Home Anoka 552 East River Rd., Anoka, Minnesota and one hour prior to services at the church.

~Burial~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Minnesota

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family preferred.

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  • Preceded in death by her Husband, Leo; and Son, John.

    Survived by Son, Joseph; Daughter-in-law, Heather; and Grandchildren, Gabriel, Evelyn and Hera.
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Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 14, 2019
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Biography

Age 87 of Anoka, passed away on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.

Born in Clinton, IA. Respected RN and teacher.

Preceded in death by her Husband, Leo; and Son, John.

Survived by Son, Joseph; Daughter-in-law, Heather; and Grandchildren, Gabriel, Evelyn and Hera.

~Mass of Christian Burial~
10:30 am on Monday, January 14th at
Church of the Epiphany
11001 Hanson Blvd. NW,
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

~Visitation~
2-5 pm Sunday, January 13th at
Gearhart Funeral Home Anoka
552 East River Rd.,
Anoka, Minnesota
and one hour prior to services at the church.

~Burial~
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Minnesota

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family preferred.