Cletus Joseph Kemper, 85 of Bemidji, MN died on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Neilson Place in Bemidji, MN.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00am, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilton, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Wilton, MN, under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.
He was born January 19, 1932 in Waubun, MN, the son of Norbert and Magdeline (Peters) Kemper. He attended and graduated from Paynesville High School. He went on to attend St. Thomas University and later the University of Northern Colorado. He married Sharon Ramage in Denver, Colorado. He worked for Bemidji State University for 30 years, retiring as the Director of Counseling.
He is survived by his sons, Curt Kemper of Phoenix, AZ and Dirk Kemper of St. Peter, MN; daughters, Ericka (Michael) Iseminger of Sioux Falls, SD, Jessica (Timothy) Budrow of Bemidji; 8 grandchildren, Damian, Skylar, Xander, Adrian, Riddick, Isaiah, Truen, and Haven; foster son, Terrence Kemper of Mille Lacs Lake, MN; and brother, Vern Kemper of Sioux Falls, SD.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Kemper.
Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.