John J. Kempel
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Road
Skokie, IL
John J. Kempel, of Northbrook, IL, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL. He was born May 9, 1951, in Akron, OH, to Richard "Dick" and Margaret "Peg." Graduate, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. He will be fondly remembered as an avid member of the Northbrook community, an amazing father to his two sons, and a lover of the Cleveland Browns, Northwestern Wildcats, and Chicago Blackhawks. Beloved husband of Joanne, nee Noesen; loving father of Joseph and John; dear brother of Margaret, William (Janet), Dennis (Pixie), and the late Michael; fond brother-in-law of many and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation, Friday, September 24, 2021, from 3 to 9 p.m., at HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie, IL. [Please note: In compliance with CDC, State, and local COVID guidelines, face masks are mandatory indoors regardless of vaccination status.] Family & friends will meet for Funeral Mass, Saturday, September 25, at 10 a.m., at St. Norbert Catholic Church, 1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Archbishop Hoban High School, Attn: Michael Kempel '66 Fund, One Holy Cross Blvd., Akron, OH, 44306 or NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL, 60201. Funeral info: 847.673.6111 or to sign guestbook and to leave a condolence message.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 21, 2021.
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HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie,, IL
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Eagle Scout John Kempel you left us to early my friend. Prayers Joanne and the boys. God Speed JK
Matt Jaeger
September 22, 2021
Joanne, So so sorry to hear about John. My heart goes out to you. Have so many fond memories of scouts and just socializing with you, John and the boys. Please let me know what I can do to help you. Many prayers and love.
Karen Spooner
September 21, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all . I have many fond memories of Mr. Kempel from aftercare at St. Norberts. He was a happy go lucky guy who loved you all. Gone too soon.
Gigi Ewald
September 21, 2021
Susan and Ronald Wallace
September 20, 2021
John was a loyal and involved member of the first class to graduate from Walsh Jesuit High School and we are blessed that he was a Warrior! Condolences to his entire family and may he rest in peace.
September 20, 2021
We are sad for your loss. John was such a great guy &both of you together were such a fun couple to visit on our trips back home.
Susan&Ronald Wallace
September 19, 2021
Joanne, I deepest thoughts and prayers go out you and the family. John was a giving person that will be rewarded in his after life. God bless you and be with during these times.
Jeff and Susan Stuart
September 19, 2021
Joanne and sons, I am so very sorry for your loss ... and for those who knew John. He was such a joyful and caring spirit and he brightened our days. Take care.
Susan Oster
September 17, 2021
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