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Frank Marcus "Mark" Lemp


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Frank Marcus "Mark" Lemp Obituary
Lemp, Frank Marcus Mark born September 8, 1928, died peacefully on May 9, 2014, surrounded by his family. We miss him. Mark was an avid fisher, hunter and gardener, a lifelong bridge player, Red Sox fan, collector of barbecue pits and freezers, traveler, stock trader and staunch conservative. Professionally, he spent his career in the women's shoe business, first at Brown Shoe Company, and Interco's Florsheim Shoe Division. He then formed his own shoe company, FML Footwear Inc that later became the Mosinger Co., LLC, dba Mark Lemp Footwear. He never really retired and continued to come into his office every day by 6am. Mark was a member of the Veiled Profit Organization, and served on the board of the YMCA where he chaired the fundraising for the Mid- County YMCA expansion and Natatorium and continued to help head its fundraising drives. He served as President and was elected to a Life Membership of the Two-Ten organization, a charity to help those in the footwear industry. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, he deferred his Fulbright Scholarship to join the Army, from which he was honorably discharged as a Second Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps. The best decision in Mark's life was to marry J, his lifelong love and partner and supporter. His intellectual equal, J's social skills and genuine interest in the lives of all their friends and business partners made them a powerful couple who turned those they met, of whatever age, occupation, education or race into friends and part of the family. She was indispensable in his life and he knew it. Mark leaves behind J, his wife of 63 years, his children Ann (Robert Keefe), Rick (Polly), Mark (Elizabeth) and Bill (Shannon), his grandchildren Kate, Danny and Kevin Keefe; Mary, Alex and Jimmy Lemp; Sarah (Rebecca Lambert) and Matthew Lemp; Will, Emilee and Caroline Lemp; his brother Karl Lemp, his niece Cathy, his nephews Matthew and Robin, and too many friends to count. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delta Water Fowl 1312 Basin Avenue, Bismark, N.D. 58504 or the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, 1466 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451. Services: Visitation, Thursday, May 15th, 3-8 PM at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Private interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. www.boppchapel.com

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from May 11 to May 12, 2014
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