Opal M. Kemp
May 1, 1916 ~ May 23, 2009
Opal M. Kemp, age 93, of Alta Vista, IApassed awayon Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Belle Plaine Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, MN. Opal Mayme Amelia Falck was born on May 1, 1916 to Fred and Laura (Koch) Falck in Ridgeway, IA. She attended country school near Ridgeway and graduated from Crestwood High School in Cresco. Opal was then employed by Lind Photography Studio in Cresco for5 years. She was united in marriage to Edward W. Kemp on June 28, 1939 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. The couple made their home in Alta Vista where Edward operated Kemps Service Station. Later they purchased a farm south of Alta Vista which Opal owned at the time of her death. Opal worked for Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City for16 years. For the last 5 years she has resided at Belle Plaine Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, MN. She enjoyed helping people, fishing with her husband Edward, and traveling the world. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista and was a very active member of her church community. Opal also belonged to the Garden Club. She will always be remembered for her smile. Opal is survived by her daughter Judy ( Jack) Adams of Jordan, MN; son Jerry (Tim Gibson) Kemp of San Diego, CA; sister Ollie M. Piehn of Harmony, MN; granddaughter Tammy ( Alan) Pickar of Belle Plaine, MN; great grandchildren Kyeanna and Branden Pickar both of Belle Plaine, MN. She is also survived by her nephew Jack Piehn of Rochester, MN and niece Linda (Ken) Halverson of Kasson, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward W. Kemp, on November 8, 2001 and 2 infant sisters. Cemetery: Burial will be in the Union Cemetery at Alta Vista. Visitation: Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista, IA. Service: Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Zion Lutheran Church in AltaVista.