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Eldon Hempel

1932 - 2018

Eldon Robert Hempel age 86 of Rogers City
passed away December 30, 2018 at
Medilodge in Rogers City.

He was born September 6, 1932 in Belknap Township
to Walter and Lillian (Bade) Hempel.

Eldon served in the United States Army, deployed in Germany during the
Korean Conflict. He was tank pilot. Eldon worked for Mulvena Trucking
for 15 years in the Alpena and Saginaw areas before marrying Ann Claus
on September 19, 1964 at St. Michael Lutheran Church. He was also an
AAL Insurance Rep, retiring in 1987. He was a certified Lay Minister
through the Lutheran Church, filling pulpits in Northern Michigan and
the UP from Newberry east. Eldon enjoyed coin collecting, hunting,
fishing and taking care of his bees. Eldon loved spending time his family
and especially his granddaughters.

Eldon ts survived by:
his wife Ann of 54 years;
two children, David Hempel of Rogers City and
Susan (Jeffrey) Kloha of Oklahoma City, OK;
four grandchildren, Taylor Kloha, Gabrielle Kloha, Jessica Hempel and
Alysse Hempel;
daughter-in-law, Krista Hempel; and
brother, Ronald (Sandi) Hempel of Alpena.

He is preceded in death by:
his parents;
his son, Chris Hempel; and
a brother, Walter Jr.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday, January 3rd,
from 4 p.m, till 8 pm. with prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will
resume on Friday at St. Michael Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until
time of his funeral at 11 a.m, with Pastor Paul Boerger officiating.
The Rogers City VFW Post 607 will accord military honors following
the service.

Interment will take place in the Spring at St. Michael Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to McLaren Hospice in memory of Eldon Hempel.

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Eldon Hempel – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI