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Oct 29 1953

Louis B. DeKemper, 55, superintendent of the Posey County Home for the last 16 years during which time he and his wife transformed the institution into a home and haven for those in need died at 8:45 a.m. today in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.


A long illness terminated in death in mid-summer he was a hospital patient with coronary thrombosis.  Later complications developed and he re-entered the hospital last Saturday.  His condition had been critical since that time.


The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.


Definite funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon today but funeral service and burial probably will be Saturday.


Surviving are the wife, nee Olive Sherretz, who is the daughter of Mt. and Mrs. William D. Sherretz, Point township; a son, Billy Louis DeKemper, at home following recent discharge from military service because of hit father's illness and incapacitation; a daughter, Mrs Don E. Sic, Pasadena, Calif, who arrived in Mt. Vernon Monday of this week; a brother William DeKemper Mt. Vernon and a son, Mrs. Wilbur Rhea, Clay, Ky.


He was born near Evansville but as a small boy went to Henderson county, Ky with his parents, Benjamin and Emma DeKemper and resided there until the early 1930's when he transferred his agricultural operations to Posey county.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers