Mildred G. Kemp, 81, of Willmar, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, 2007, at Rice Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Mildred was born on Sept. 26, 1925, in Warroad, Minn., the daughter of Alfred and Nellie (Berkman) Green. She grew up in the Warroad community, graduated from Warroad High School in 1943 and the University of Calif., Berkley with a degree in education. She taught Home Economics at the high school in Sutter, Calif. On Nov. 18, 1950, Mildred was married to Donald L. Kemp and they made their home in Sutter, Calif. In 1953, they moved to Minnesota and taught school in Warroad, La. Porte, Red Lake and Staples. In 1982, they moved to Willmar and purchased the K.F.C. restaurant. They retired in 1990 and moved to Cherokee Village, Ark. Since March of 2007, they have resided in Willmar for health reasons.She is survived by: her husband, Donald of Willmar; two sons, David Kemp of Willmar and Gary (and Carolye) Kemp of Los Alamos, N.M.; three daughters, Karen Kemp, Brenda (and Ronald) Weishalla and Kristi Malvin, all of Willmar; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents.Funeral services were held Aug. 31, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Arrangements were under the direction of Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.