Obit: Hempel, Alta June (1926 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Born, Hempel, Leffel, Mundt, Olson, Wanke

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/24/2014

Hempel, Alta June (Leffel) (12 JUN 1926 - 19 DEC 2014)

Alta June Hempel, 88, Medford, died on Friday, Dec. 19 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living in Medford, where she had lived the past six years.

Funeral services will held on Monday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. Brian Mundt officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 12 p.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Alta Leffel was born on June 12, 1926 in the village of Unity to the late Albert and Delia (Born) Leffel. She was a graduate of Medford High School.

On Oct. 25, 1944 in Medford, she married Franklin Harold Hempel. She was the bookkeeper for Hempel-Skelly Service and also Doberstein Lumber Yard. They owned and operated Wildwood Supper Club in Chelsea from 1977 to 1986.

She was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she served on several ladies committees and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a key member in the research for genealogy of all cemeteries in Taylor County, and also surrounding counties. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting rosemaling and plates, making Ukrainian eggs, and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two children, Bruce (Pat) Hempel of Medford and Luanne (Bruce) Olson of Stetsonvnille, and four grandchildren, Brian Hempel, Shelby Hempel, Kari (Jason) Wanke and Michael (Michelle) Olson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

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