Obit: Hempleman, Lillian E. (1923 - 2002)

Contact: Don Mikolainis


----Source: Don Mikolainis Scrapbook of Thorp Courier Obits

Hempleman, Lillian E. (5 JUN 1923 - 24 JAN 2002)

Lillian E. Hempleman, age 78, of Thorp, Clark County, WI, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002. At 4:05 p.m.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorp. Rev. Daniel Welch officiated and burial followed at Rest Haven Cemetery in Eau Claire. Pallbearers were: Scott Halida, Randy Halida, Jerry Schultze, James Schultze, Gary Hempleman and Richard Hempleman.

Visitation was held at Throp Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Lillian Ellen Hagen was born on June 5, 1923 in rural Stanley to the late Anton Sr. and Bertha (Fanner) Hagen. As a young girl, her parents moved the family to Eau Claire, where she and her siblings were raised. On Dec. 23, 1939, Lillian was united in marriage to Edward E. Hempleman at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. They lived and farmed in Eau Claire and Holcombe before moving to a farm in Thorp in 1958. The farmed in Thorp until her husband's death on Oct. 8, 1979. Lillian sold the farm and moved into Thorp where she has resided until the time of her death. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and enjoyed country music, traveling and dancing.

She is survived by three daughters: Jean (Richard) Oldenburg of Marshfield, WI, Nancy (James) Dunton and Caroline (Don) Arnold, both of Sheboygan, WI; one son, Edward (Donna) of Thorp, WI; 18 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward, 2 sisters: Avis Hempelman and Adella Meissner; 2 brothers: Lavern and Anton Hagen, Jr.; 1 granddaughter; and 2 sons-in-law; Jack Kewin, Dale Schultze and Robert Halida.



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