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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On November 25, 2020 @ 7:54 am In Obituary | 2 Comments

Ine kempf

Ine Kempf, 94, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to be with The Lord on November 16, 2020, with her family by her side.

She was the first born of four siblings to the late Yoshiro and Tome Hattcho, on March 28, 1926, in Hokkaido, Japan. Ine graduated from the Sapporo College of Sewing and worked as a sewing teacher and seamstress. With her Mom Tome dying when she was a teenager and with her Dad traveling as a Merchant Marine, Ine had to be a big sister, mom & homemaker to two younger brothers and a sister.

She married the late Bruce David Kempf, and they lived together in Sapporo for a few years before relocating to Honolulu, Hawaii. Ine is survived by her son Mark Kempf of Phoenix, and his wife Anna. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Isaiah, his wife Kendall, Alana and Mariah and one great-granddaughter Lucille. Ine was preceded in death by her loving husband in 1979.

Ine was a professional seamstress and a club volleyball player in Japan. She passed her appreciation of fashion design and athletics on to her son and his family. Ine was immensely proud of her family, her faith in her Lord and Savior and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. As her health declined, she often repeated the quote: “Thank you Jesus!”

Private family viewing ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. The burial will take place at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. The family insists that people make donations to Christ Church Lutheran Church of Phoenix, in lieu of sending flowers.

Condolences for the family of “KEMPF, INE”

Condolence from Jenny on November 25th, 2020 11:18 am

So sorry to hear of Mama Kempf’s passing. I fondly remember her always getting a front-row seat to all the sports games, plays, etc., at Valley. My deepest condolences to the Kempf family.

Love, Jenny Galliger
(Mark Kempf’s highschool student)

Condolence from Brad and Elaine Y on November 26th, 2020 7:33 am

Dear Mark, Anna and all the Kempf family,

What a beautiful soul you mom had, and how sweet her life in the many years you cared for her! We met her once here in CA and the love you shared was so beautiful. I know she is filled with love and joy is the Lord’s presence… may you sense that and be comforted that she has been released into a future in the arms of our loving Father. We love you and pray peace and faith will bind you behind and before as you gather… Amen!

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