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Jane Koehler Kemp
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Obituary for Jane Koehler Kemp

Jane Louise (Koehler) Kemp age 76 of Klinger Lake, Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday afternoon, December 3, 2017 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends to celebrate and honor Jane’s life from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 21st at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
She was born November 21, 1941 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania daughter of the late Dr. Ralph W. and Helen (Reed) Koehler, M.D.
Jane’s early life was spent in Donora, Pennsylvania where she was a graduate of Donora High School class of 1959. She furthered her education at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
For many years the Koehler family traveled to Coldwater Lake for summer vacations. This is where she met and married her husband, Hal C. Kemp O.D. on August 11, 1962. The newly married couple settled in Sturgis 13 years before moving to Klinger Lake where they have happily resided for the past 37 years.
Jane loved her family, friends and community dearly. Some of her involvements included: Sturgis Junior Women’s League, Sturgis Hospital Nursery & Pediatric Guilds, Bridge Club, Book Club, Birthday Club and the Klinger Lake Country Club as well as serving on the White Pigeon Township Library Board for several years. She enjoyed playing Bridge and was a lifelong avid reader.
Janie is survived by her husband: Hal; children: Kathy & Turner Wood of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Max D. Kemp of White Pigeon and Brian R. Kemp of Chattanooga; grandchildren: Charlie Wood of Chattanooga, Bailey Wood a student at UCLA in Los Angeles and Tyson Kemp of Grand Rapids; a brother and his wife: Donald R. & Lillian (Sugar) Koehler, MD of Cody, Wyoming and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Jerome Koehler.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations in Jane’s memory be directed to the White Pigeon Township Library, 102 N. Kalamazoo St., White Pigeon, MI 49099.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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