Alice "Janie" Kempf Altman

April 6, 1936March 3, 2010

Alice “Janie” Altman, 73, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, surrounded by her family at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1936, in Schnellville, IN.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a true friend who touched the life of each person she met. She dedicated her life to caring for her autistic son, Dean, and was the cornerstone of her family and the glue that held it together. As one of 11 children, she was the sister who everyone turned to for guidance, love and support. She surrounded her children and grandchildren with constant love, which they will carry in their hearts forever. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and traveling and graduated from Birdseye High School in 1954.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Henrietta Kempf; and brothers, Bob, Richie and CJ Kempf.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charlie, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25th; son, Dean Altman; daughters, Kathy Altman and Karen Angermeier and her husband, Tom; grandsons, John Ringwall and Nicholas Angermeier; granddaughters, Julianne Ringwall and Allyson Angermeier, all of Evansville; sisters, Evelyn Hastell of Centerville, Ohio, Betty Boeglin of Ferdinand, IN and Nancy Herzog of Jasper, IN; and brothers, Denny Kempf of Tipp City, OH, Harold Kempf of Schnellville, IN, Earl Kempf of Kutawa, KY and Tom Kempf of Sellersburg, IN.

Mass services will be 12:00 PM Saturday, March 6, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 607 East Iowa Street, officiated by Fr. Gene Schroeder and Jean Vogler with entombment at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at Alexander East Chapel, with a memorial service at 6:00 PM, where friends and family are encouraged to celebrate Janie’s life by sharing their memories and stories. Friends may also visit Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, with a prayer service at 11:30 AM at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff of the St. Mary’s Emergency Room and ICU Unit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evansville ARC Work Services Program at P.O. Box 4089, Evansville, IN 47724 or St. Joseph Catholic Church, 607 East Iowa Street, Evansville, IN 47711. The best memorial to Janie can be contributed by each of us living our lives in a loving, caring and compassionate way. Condolences may be made online at



  • Mass Service Saturday, March 6, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, March 5, 2010
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 5, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, March 6, 2010
  • Prayer Service Saturday, March 6, 2010


  • Entombment

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Pam Brown

April 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Janie, You are misssed so much. I hope you know how much you meant to me. Love Pam

January 2, 2011

I miss her so much. She was such a part of my life. Always there when I needed her. She was like my sister. With her gone, a part of my heart is missing,,,, She will always be in my heart. Rest in peace, till we meet again my very best friend. xxxxoooo
Love Pam

Carol Striegel Berg

March 15, 2010

Chop and family--I was very sorry to hear about Janie's death. I wish I could have come to the funeral with Dorothy, Ray and Lee, but I live by Indianapolis and couldn't make it. I enjoyed the Kempf family reunion last July and was glad to see my first cousins. Janie was a very nice person and I'm sure she will be missed by all of you. Again, I am so sorry for your loss..Carol Striegel Berg

Allen & Rita Gogel

March 6, 2010

Uncle "Chop" & Family, What we will miss the most about Aunt Janie is her sweet smile & spirit. Seeing her in the kitchen making sure that no one EVER left without being fed or go thirsty. Please let us know if there is anything we can do in your hour of need. Our prayers are with you always.
Allen "Pudder" Gogel, wife Rita, sons Nathan & family, Timothy & Stephen

March 6, 2010

our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God bless you. Eddie Altman and family

March 6, 2010

Karen, Tom and Family,
Please accept our heart felt sympathies and know you are in our prayers at this most difficult time.

God bless,
Jeff and Stacey Baehl

Ken & Emily Wilson

March 5, 2010

Dear Charlie and family;

We were shocked and sadden to learn that Janie had passed away.

Our deepest and sincere condolence.

Ken & Emily Wilson

March 5, 2010

Chop, Kathy, Karen, and Dean,
I will really miss Janie. She was like my second Mom when I lived in Evansville. She always took care of me. I really looked forward to talking to her when we came home for Christmas. She was such a loving and caring person. I hope you are comforted by knowing how many people loved her.
Deb Boeglin Knust

Patrick and Beth Altman

March 5, 2010

Dear Charlie: What a joy it was to meet Janie at our wedding! Such a warm, wonderful lady with a beautiful smile. We will always treasure her memory, and send you our love and prayers. God bless you and your family.

Linda Malone

March 5, 2010

Dear Charlie, Bill and I want to express our deepest thoughts and prayers for you and your family. We haven't seen you for a long time, but remember great times together. Sincerely, Bill and Linda Malone