Kerry Kemp
1987 - 2015
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Kemp, SSgt Kerry M., USMC

Of Port Washington, WI passed away in a helicopter accident on March 10, 2015 at the age of 27. Kerry was born August 8, 1987 in Memphis, TN to Dwight Eric Kemp and Kristina Goldsby Wild.

Kerry moved to Port Washington, WI in 2003 and graduated from Port Washington High School with the Class of 2005. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in July 2007.

SSgt Kemp was currently assigned to Marine Special Operations Team (MSOT) 8231, Marine Corps Forces Special Operation Command (MARSOC) at Camp Lejeune, NC.

He is survived by his wife Jenna (nee Fowler) and his daughter, Makenzie. Kerry will always be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and an exceptional United States Marine Raider.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 27th from 3-7 PM at the Port Washington High School, 427 W. Jackson St. in Port Washington., with funeral services at 7 PM. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Washington.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Makenzie Kemp Support fund at

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Mar. 22, 2015.
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June 1, 2015
To my friend i have not seen in such a long time. Seems like just yesterday we were walking down the high school hallways. You are truly not dead because your life lives on in the memories and hearts of us. We will one day meet again my friend. Jenna you are in all our prayers. Your friend forever
Tim S
March 30, 2015
Thank you for your service from one veteran to another.

BU2(SCW) Jayne C Gates
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Jayne Eernisse-Gates
March 28, 2015
So so sorry for your lose! May you find a little comfort knowing your Soldier is in Heaven and died a HERO in all of our eyes! Thank you for your service and allowing us to continue to have freedom due to the brave men and women like your Loved one!
Susan Lofton
March 28, 2015
Thoughts and prayers with this family during these difficult days. Thank you Mr Kemp for your service. May you rest in piece
Pam Lachney
March 27, 2015
My condolences to the entire family. You will all be in my prayers as you enter this journey.
Semper Fi Marine
Thank you for your service

GS Grandma
sheri James
March 25, 2015
I know I have no words of comfort nor wisdom to answer the many questions you have. As a Marine, he has brought you into a family that will remain with you forever. Once a Marine, Always A Marine.
May you rest in peace now brother, we'll take it from here. Sgt. Hamelin 2/5
Robert Hamelin
March 25, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to SSGT Kemp's family.
Thank you for your service SSGT Kemp, Rest in Peace.

Veronica Snyder
March 24, 2015
Love and prayers to Mrs.Kerry Kemp and all family and friends of Staff Sergeant Kerry Kemp May GOD be with you always. May the memories of your Marine live in your hearts forever.
Semper Fi
With Love, from T, Jake and the doggies
( Sister of a fallen Marine)
Camp Lejeune NC
March 23, 2015
Semper Fi
Scott Chamberland
March 23, 2015
May you rest in peace and thank you for your service. Condolences to SSGT Kemp's family. Sincerely, A US Army family with the 2-127th Infantry
US Army Family
March 23, 2015
thank you for your service and prayers for the family/friends. fellow usmc mom
usmc mom
March 23, 2015
Our deepest sympathies and comforting prayers for the family. Rest in peace, SSGT Kemp. - Fellow US Navy & USMC Parents
Dr. & Mrs. Don Davis
March 23, 2015
Great care to all of the family. Thank you Kerry for your service, and to your family and friends for their support!
Cathy Hughes
Cathy Hughes
March 22, 2015
semper fi brother, may your family have peace. I will see you in heaven. 2nd btl 9th marines. 68-69. you will have plenty of friends up there. To the family, soo sorry for your loss.
March 22, 2015
ThankYou for your service,Semper-Fi.
Rest In Peace.
Matt Franecki
March 22, 2015
Greater love has no man.....
Semper Fi from a fellow Marine.
Yolanda Medina
March 21, 2015
Thank you Kerry for your service may your family find comfort in Jesus
Jean Scruggs
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