American Veteran 09


Howard Blair Hempe

February 15, 1924 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 95)

Howard Blair Hempe, age 95, formerly of Glen Ellyn, IL and Green Lake, WI, passed away on June 10,

2019 surrounded by his children. Beloved husband of the late Barbara MacLeod Hempe, loving father of

Karen (Forest) Andrews, Linda (Paul) Marmillion, David (Susan) Hempe and Debbie (Lee) Berdinski,

beloved Grandfather of 8 and Great Grandfather of 10. Howard served as an Army Combat Medic in the

Tenth Mountain Division during World War II. In 1986 he retired from Bristol - Myer Squibb

Pharmaceutical Corporation. He was involved in the formation of Glen Ellyn Boys Baseball and served as

President, coach and manager. He was instrumental in the formation of the T-Ball and youth umpire program.

Howard was a member of the Glen Ellyn Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite and

longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church. Golfing, bowling and table tennis were favorite activities as

well as boating on Green Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for

Children Visitation is Monday, June

17th from 4-8 pm and Tuesday, June 18 th at 10:00am followed by the memorial service at 11:30am at

Leonard Memorial Funeral Home, 565 Duane St. Glen Ellyn ( or 630-

469-0032). Private interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst

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