Edward J. Slempkes (1931 - 2012).
March 20, 2012
Green Bay Press-Gazette .
J. Slempkes, 80, Lena, went to his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on
Sunday, March 18, 2012. He was born June 12, 1931, in Maywood, Ill. to
the late John and Clara (Cota) Slempkes Sr.. On Jan. 29, 1955, Edward
married Mary Bourassa at St. Peters Catholic Church, Oconto. He owned
and operated his own dairy farm and Slempkes Logging Co. in Lena, for
many years. He was in the United Staes Army during the Korean Conflict
and was a member of the Lena American Legion Post #342. Edward was a
very family orientated man and lived his life for his family.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years Mary; five children, Linda (Tom)
Blazek, Suring; Cindy (Mike) Trepanier, Oconto; Daniel (Joan) Slempkes,
Lena; David (Karen) Slempkes, Lena; Julie (Jon) Bostedt, Oconto; 19
grandchildren, Amber (Jim) Kuchenbecker Jr., Travis (Krista) Blazek,
Brett Blazek, Eric (Sara) Trepanier, Sarah Trepanier, Adam (Ginger)
Trepanier, Luke (Jill) Trepanier, Laura Trepanier and special friend,
Justin, Alaina (Keith) Slempkes-Harris, Drew Slempkes, Megan (Phil)
Slempkes-Brace, Brittany Sergott, Sharayah (Jordan) Preman, Alec
Slempkes, Marisa Slempkes, Kendra Slempkes, Bryce Bostedt, Brady
Bostedt, and Brea Bostedt; 10 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Haylee,
Trent, Brayden, Owen, Sophie, Rocky, Layla, Isla, and Cecelia; one
brother, John (Marie) Slempkes Jr., Lena; two sisters, Elaine (Jim)
Carrick, Green Bay; Dorothy Hays, Oconomowoc; nieces, nephews other
relatives and friends.
Friends may call at Hillside Assembly of God Church, HWY 22, Gillett,
from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22,
2012, at the church with the Rev. Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will
be 9 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Cemetery, Pound, with the Lena
American Legion Post #342 performing Military Rites. Rhodes-Charapata
Funeral Home, Lena, is assisting the family. Please visit
www.rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Community
Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls and Manor Care West Rehab, Green Bay,
for all the loving and compassionate care given to Ed and his family.
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