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 https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/chicago/ways-to-give. 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 ( www.leonardmemorialhome.com or 630-
469-0032). Private interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst
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