OBITUARY

Mary Louise Kimpel

December 3, 1937April 9, 2018
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Mary Louise Kimpel, Born on December 3, 1937 in Van Wert, OH. Died April 9, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN Married to Gene Kimpel November 7, 1959 3 Children: Kevin Kimpel, Brad (Deb) Kimpel, Sheri (Chris) Hess 4 Grandchildren: Zachary Hess, Madison Hess, Alyssa Kimpel, Logan Kimpel Brother-in-Law: Lloyd Rager Preceded in death by husband: Gene Kimpel (died 1989). Brothers: Cliff (and Katy) Bell, Bob and Helen Bell. Sisters: Berniece and Emmitt Brown, Irene Rager Mary’s life was a rich mix of work and play. She was a member of the former Immanuel Baptist Church and more recently Wallen Baptist Church. Mary served as secretary/treasurer for Immanuel Christian School. She worked for over 40 years at Hagerman Construction in Fort Wayne in bookkeeping and later embraced the challenge of becoming one of the only women in the field of Estimating. She was a true example of a courageous woman and fearlessly pursued many interests. Mary was incredibly talented with sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, and a ton of other crafts. She loved numbers and was a great resource for wise financial counsel. In earlier years she enjoyed weekly volleyball games, volunteering at the Embassy, antiquing with Dad and the rowdy Card Club nights. She loved spending time at the lake, both Lake Gage and Little Long Lake. She took college classes and followed her interests in writing and photography. Later she pursued many dreams; becoming a Master Gardner, and taking up painting. She navigated the world (New Zealand, France, Israel, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean and much of the United States) and developed and maintained friends from all of her adventures. She was a never ending source of support, devoting much of her time to her children and grandkids. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She now walks with her Savior and is made whole again! Funeral service will be 11am, Thursday, April 12, at Wallen Baptist Church, 1001 West Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 5 to 8pm, Wednesday, April 11, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to New Horizons Academy, 220 Lawrence Ave, Wauseon, OH 43567, or Bethel College,1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545. For full obituary and online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com

  • DONATIONS

  • New Horizons Academy
  • Bethel College

Services

  • Calling Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Calling Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Pat O'Brien

April 11, 2018

We shared a lot of good times together. We both lossed out husbands around the same time and my daughter got us together. We enjoyed a lot of meals at OKelly's, cards, trips and good times. I missed her so much when she became ill and will always miss her.

Kay Disher

April 10, 2018

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of Mary. There are many memories that come to mind especially worshipping together at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Younger and Pastor Roy Clark. We served the Lord, grew spiritually and had so much fun fellowshipping and watching our families grow up. She and Gene truly were people to be admired for their faithfulness.

Deb Kimpel

April 9, 2018

My very first memory of Mary, who became my mother-in-law, was when Brad took me to "meet the parents" for the first time at their house. Mary was so nervous (I don't know why, that was my job). Her plan was to be casual, make some popcorn, this was before microwaves were popular (I know, I know, I'm old), play some games and get to know me. She burnt the popcorn, I mean really burnt the popcorn. Stinky, foggy room, lets stand outside for a while burnt the popcorn. She really took the pressure off of me that night. We have been able to have several laughs about it over the years. I must say, my mother-in-law was a very good cook!
I'm gonna miss ya mom! Love forever, Your daughter-in-law Deb

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Biography

Mary Louise Kimpel,
Born on December 3, 1937 in Van Wert, OH. Died April 9, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN
Married to Gene Kimpel November 7, 1959
3 Children: Kevin Kimpel, Brad (Deb) Kimpel, Sheri (Chris) Hess
4 Grandchildren: Zachary Hess, Madison Hess, Alyssa Kimpel, Logan Kimpel
Brother-in-Law: Lloyd Rager
Preceded in death by husband: Gene Kimpel (died 1989). Brothers: Cliff (and Katy) Bell, Bob and Helen Bell. Sisters: Berniece and Emmitt Brown, Irene Rager
Mary’s life was a rich mix of work and play. She was a member of the former Immanuel Baptist Church and more recently Wallen Baptist Church. Mary served as secretary/treasurer for Immanuel Christian School.
She worked for over 40 years at Hagerman Construction in Fort Wayne in bookkeeping and later embraced the challenge of becoming one of the only women in the field of Estimating.
She was a true example of a courageous woman and fearlessly pursued many interests. Mary was incredibly talented with sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, and a ton of other crafts. She loved numbers and was a great resource for wise financial counsel. In earlier years she enjoyed weekly volleyball games, volunteering at the Embassy, antiquing with Dad and the rowdy Card Club nights. She loved spending time at the lake, both Lake Gage and Little Long Lake. She took college classes and followed her interests in writing and photography. Later she pursued many dreams; becoming a Master Gardner, and taking up painting. She navigated the world (New Zealand, France, Israel, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean and much of the United States) and developed and maintained friends from all of her adventures.
She was a never ending source of support, devoting much of her time to her children and grandkids. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She now walks with her Savior and is made whole again!
Funeral service will be 11am, Thursday, April 12, at Wallen Baptist Church, 1001 West Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 5 to 8pm, Wednesday, April 11, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to New Horizons Academy, 220 Lawrence Ave, Wauseon, OH 43567, or Bethel College,1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545. For full obituary and online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com