James "Mike" Michael Lemp, 66, of Granite City, Ill., born Jan. 14, 1950, in East St. Louis, Ill., died on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.
James worked for Granite City Steel for over 20 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and a member of Chouteau Township Hall and Granite City Township Hall. James enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid StarTrek fan. He also enjoyed collecting coins, and was a member of the Steve Davis Fan Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. and Margaret, nee Cooper, Lemp; and a sister, Marjorie Lemp.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly, nee Bellman, Lemp, whom he married on Feb. 23, 1974; three sons, Michael (Cassandra) Lemp of Pontoon Beach, Ill., Christopher (Jody) Lemp of Granite City, Ill., and Timothy Lemp of Granite City, Ill.; ten grandchildren, Katlin Michelon, Patrick Lemp, Charles Lemp, Xavior Lemp, Mikayla Lemp, Gabriel Westfall-McKenzie, Jayden Lemp, Andrea Lemp, Morrigan Lemp and Savanna Lemp; a great-grandchild, Jacob Michelon; and four brothers, George Lemp of Fairview Heights, Ill., Mark Lemp of Granite City, Ill., Glen (Patricia) Lemp of Belleville, Ill., and Daniel (Monica) Lemp of Granite City, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young at Heart senior organization. Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Central Baptist Church, Pontoon, Beach, Ill.
Funeral: Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 26, 2016 at the church.
WOJSTROM FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 23, 2016