Tammy Lea Kempf
1960 - 2016
Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Homes -Manawa
176 N Bridge St
Manawa, WI
Kempf, Tammy Lea

Tammy Lea Kempf, age 55, of Manawa, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 6, 2016, the result of an automobile accident. She was born on November 8, 1960 in Waupaca, daughter of Delvern Fahser and Della (Roloff) Grafton. Tammy graduated from Waupaca High School in 1979. She married Daniel Kempf at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. He preceded her in death on November 14, 2013. Tammy was a stay-at-home mom for many years and started an in-home daycare. She also worked as a cook with the Manawa School District and then with special needs children, where she found her passion. Tammy enjoyed working with 4H, gardening, hobby farming, camping and canning. She especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, family, friends and animals. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco.

Tammy is survived by her children: Katie (Andrew) Mortenson; Holly (Ryan) Marquardt; Rodney Kempf; granddaughters: Amelia and Emily Mortenson; Ella and Hattie Marquardt; she is further survived by her parents: Delvern (Joan) Fahser and Della (Lee Menzer) Grafton, siblings: Scott (Tami) Fahser, Daniel (Michell) Fahser, Chris (Lana) Fahser, Michael (Laura Otterson) Fahser; sister-in-law, Marlene (Philip) Aggen, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Tammy was preceded in death by her husband Daniel and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Hilbert and Helen Kempf.

The funeral service for Tammy will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:00am at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco (N7534 Church St.) with Rev. Jeffrey Smiles officiating. A visitation for Tammy will be held on Thursday at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa from 4-7pm and on Friday at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Little Wolf Cemetery, Town of Little Wolf. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Published by Sheboygan Press on Mar. 10, 2016.
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N7534 Church St, Symco, WI
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Tammy now you have the wings you truly deserve....by putting your feelings on "the backburner" and satisfying your family and friends needs ALWAYS first. I'LL always miss your friendly smile, but more than that, a void space that will always be next to Dawn Timm. Thanks for all the fond memories at Bear Lake and allowing me to be a part of your family as a DJ for your beloved husband Dan's benefit. God Bless and protect your beautiful soul made of love.....Till we all meet again in that marvelous place called heaven......Love, Sonny
Sonny Sonnenschein III
March 12, 2016
The only reprieve I get from the pain of losing my dear, dear friend is knowing she is enjoying a blessed reunion with her best friend and love, Dan.
Rod, Holly, Katie - I thank you for showing me such compassion and empathy when it is you that need it most. That is so Tammy of you!
God's blessings and love to each of you (as well as to Ryan, Andrew, and the grandchildren - current and future)!
Will Johnson
March 10, 2016
Prayers of comfort and strength for your family during this difficult time. My Mom, Betty Balthazor is a sub for the Manawa school district and worked with Tammy for 4 years. She said she always enjoyed working with her and that the kids really respected her. She was loved and will be missed by so many people.
Sarah Sickinger
March 10, 2016
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!The Beyersdorf Family
Brenda Beyersdorf
March 10, 2016
I'll always remember how kind and sweet Tammy was. When I started working at Remingtons she would often help me close the delivery and we would chit chat about life. She loved her kids more than anything, that was easy to see, and was so proud of them. She often talked about how being a grandmother was the best blessing you could get and I would joke that I secretly couldn't wait to experience it myself, even though my kids were still in elementary school and middle school. Above all, Tammy went out of her way to help others, even if it was just wiping down a counter to help me get home to my kids faster. I'm a better person for knowing her. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.
Jennifer Wachowski
March 9, 2016
I'm so very sorry for your loss Katie, Holly and Rodney. What a wonderful mother you had. She was always so proud of you and all your 4-H work and school activities. My condolences to your family.
Kathy Sanders
March 9, 2016
May God bless you all with the many wonderful memories you have. Tammy was such a loving, hard working women that overcame every struggle to help out her family. She truly loved her family as much as any one could ever love someone. She was a very special lady. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Barb Schultz
March 9, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad and difficult time. Tammy was such a wonderful person. I remember all the talks and laughs that we had. Rest in Peace Tammy.....you will always be in our memories.....you were loved by so many people. May God give the Family and Friends comfort and peace.
Beverly Nieland
March 9, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Gone too soon. We are still in Panama so we won't be able to attend the service but my prayers are with you.
Bev Larkee
Larry Bush
March 9, 2016
Katie and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers for peace. You have a very special angel watching over you now.

Jill Kaltenbrun (Steve and Mike Krachtt's mom)
Jill Kaltenbrun
March 9, 2016
Our prayers are with Scott and his family. May the angels lead her into Paradise.
Mark and Jo Anne Hayon
March 9, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Love Imom and family
Carolyn Shaw
March 9, 2016
You made the world a better place and enriched my life in so many ways. You were the most capable, loving and giving woman I knew. Your wonderful children are your loving legacy. Until we meet again, I light this candle in your honor while your light remains lit at LWHS.
Mary Roenz
March 9, 2016
I want to give my deepest sympathy to Tammy's children and grandchildren. It was an honor to know her. She was taken away to soon but please take comfort in knowing that you all meant the world to her. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Becky May
March 8, 2016
I didn't have the honor of knowing Tammy, but the friends I have that did, say she was a great person. To this I say, Rest In Peace.
Arthur Bolen
March 8, 2016
Tammy was such a wonderful cousin and true friend. We had so many great times together growing up. Always laughing and having fun!! Family is all about love and she had such an amazing loving spirit. I will cherish my memories with her forever. My thoughts and prayers are with all of my family and friends during this very sad time! Heaven now has another beautiful angel. Love you Tammy!!
March 8, 2016
I did not know Tammy but my brother worked with and was very close to her. I know she will be missed by many. Condolences to your family.
Rich Johnson
March 8, 2016
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