William Marion Kemp

September 20, 1926March 9, 2020

William Marion Kemp, 93 passed away Monday March 9, 2020 at Kingston on Dupont in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born September 20, 1926 in Fort Wayne to the late Harry and Gertrude Kemp. Bill graduated from North Side High School in 1946 after serving in the Navy during WWII. He was a record holder in cross-country and track while at North Side High School. He retired from Dana Corporation with over 30 years of service. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved Hershey bars and antique cars, especially his Ford Coupe Roadster. Bill enjoyed fishing and photography, and especially taking pictures of his grandchildren playing sports. He is survived by his sons Jeffrey W. Kemp, David (Debra) Kemp, both of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter in law Michelle Kemp, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Gratia Kemp, son Patrick Kemp, and brothers Thomas and Donald Kemp. Funeral service will be 1:00 Friday March 13, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne IN., with calling from 11:00-1:00 pm.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccomband


  • Visitation Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 13, 2020


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Sherry Kemp

March 11, 2020

I love and miss you grandpa!!

David Kemp

March 11, 2020

Love you dad!

John Snyder

March 11, 2020

As Gary and Shirley said, Bill and Gratia were next cottage neighbors in Bay View, and there was always a friendly greeting whenever we left the cottage or arrived back there. I regret that other obligations will prevent me from making the trek to Fort Wayne, as I did for Pat's service. Know that my prayers will be with you and all the Kemp family.

Gary and Shirley Blackburn

March 10, 2020

What a great Bay View neighbor Bill was. Always a kind word while sitting on the red porch glider. We wish those who loved him the comfort and peace of our Lord. You are in our prayers.