L. Robert 'Bob' Kemper
April 19, 1938 - September 6, 2017
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L. ROBERT 'BOB' KEMPER
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- L. Robert 'Bob' Kemper, 79, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, due to an automobile accident.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Dave McIntosh will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the combined squads of the American Legion Post 27 and the V.W.F. Post 1565. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Angela Kemper. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com

Bob was born on April 19, 1938, in Moline, Illinois. He married Jenny Lee on November 10, 1961, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2011.

He was a veteran of the US Army serving in New Mexico. He was a machinist at Prime Mover Company retiring in 1997. He attended Hillcrest Baptist Church and was an avid Harley Davidson rider.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Christine Ralls of Ely, and Angela Kemper of Muscatine. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his father and his wife.
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Mon, September 11, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Tue, September 12, 2017
10:00 AM


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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Ron Hudnall
Sep 23, 2017

Bob Kemper was a good man and a close friend during high school days. As far as I'm concerned, there were no negatives. He was a gentleman and he was kind. I moved to California 2 months after graduation and didn't see B... more

Sep 23, 2017
Bob Kemper was a good man and a close friend during high school days. As far as I'm concerned, there were no negatives. He was a gentleman and he was kind. I moved to California 2 months after graduation and didn't see Bob again until 11 years ago, when I attended our 50 year high school reunion. I saw a man standing 30 feet from me, didn't recognize him, asked who he was and was told Bob Kemper. I immediately walked over to him, covered my name badge and asked "Bob, do you know who I am?" He didn't. We had a long talk that night and continuing the following day at a luncheon on the river front. I have regrets that Bob and I didn't stay connected throughout the years. Deep regrets. A few weeks before he died, Bob and I became Facebook friends. We would have stayed connected and gotten re-acquainted via Facebook. The day before he died, Bob sent me a Facebook "wave". Bob has been in my thoughts a lot. I'm glad that I knew him and deeply saddened about his passing. Angela, you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers also.

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Mary Ann Soenksen
Sep 13, 2017

Ron and I are deeply sorry for the passing of Bob, he was always such an important part of Erma's life. Saw him a few months ago at the home show and talk about old times. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your... more

Sep 13, 2017
Ron and I are deeply sorry for the passing of Bob, he was always such an important part of Erma's life. Saw him a few months ago at the home show and talk about old times. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ron and Mary Ann Soenksen

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Sharon Tumey Boron
Sep 9, 2017

I didn't know Bob very well but he was a high school classmate. So sorry for your loss. My dad died in a car accident when I was 10. I can feel your emptiness. God be with you.

Sonia Ruvalcaba
Sep 8, 2017

My condolence to you Angie i waited on you guys on Sundays at applebees. he will be missed very very much your dad was an amazing person with an awesome heart!!!

walt sonneville
Sep 8, 2017

Bob was a good man. He credited his wife for making him a good man. I don't believe that. Bob was good by nature. He deserves a lot of credit for his character.

Mark Frye
Sep 8, 2017

I just loved cooking a big steak for Bob he always appreciated it so much, he said he couldn't boil water, he will be dearly missed at our holiday dinners, and our cookouts Sparky Frye

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