Obituary for Charles "Chuck" Edwin Kemp

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Charles "Chuck" Edwin Kemp

July 16, 1970 - September 2, 2017

Charles “Chuck” Edwin Kemp, age 47, passed away all too soon from complications of congestive heart failure on Saturday morning, September 2, 2017 at Community Heart & Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a lifelong resident of Morgantown.

Chuck was born July 16, 1970, in Franklin, to David L. and Joyce R. (Parson) Kemp. He was a 1988 graduate of Indian Creek High School and attended Ball State University. Chuck worked as a meat cutter for Meijer in Southport and previously gave 25 years of service to Marsh Supermarket.

Chuck was a lifetime member and past President of the German American Klub of Indianapolis, was a member of the Indianapolis Liederkranz and the Indianapolis Saenger Chor. He was the Chairman of the annual Oktoberfest in Indianapolis and Managing Member of the Edelweiss Restaurant. In his spare time, Chuck enjoyed hunting as well as supporting Indiana Marching Band Competitions.

He will be dearly missed by his loving mother Joyce R. Kemp of Morgantown, companion Patty Johns of Indianapolis, brother: David E. (Valerie) Kemp of Morgantown and several Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father David L. Kemp and grandparents Riley & Mary Jane (Nay) Kemp and Donald & Louise (Green) Parson.

The Rev. Ed Tharpe will conduct a funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Chuck to the German American Klub: 8602 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46217.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: July 16, 1970
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Condolences for Charles “Chuck” Kemp

Debbie Wian posted on 9/3/17

I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I don't have very many band memories without Chuck around somewhere! He was an incredibly kind man and I will miss running into him when I am visiting in Indiana, as I often did. My sincerest condolences. Debbie Wian


Ken and Sally Green posted on 9/3/17

Our hearts are sad having heard of the passing of Chuck. Our prayers and thoughts will be with all of you at this time and we pray God's comfort during the days ahead.


Judy crider posted on 9/3/17

Joyce , David &. Patty Sorry to hear about Chuck. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy, Steve & Stefan


Aunt Shirley and family posted on 9/5/17

Sorry I could not be there, but am thinking of you all as always. Shirley


Cheryl (Elkins) Golden posted on 9/5/17

Prayer's and Love are with you.


Annette Baseley, Mike Tibbetts posted on 9/5/17

Your silly sense of humor was the best. I enjoyed working with you at Earth Fare.


Lesley Weidenbener posted on 9/2/17

Patty & family - I'm terribly sorry to hear this news. I was so hopeful things would turn out differently. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Glenn Hall posted on 9/3/17

You will be sorely missed, my old friend. You left too soon.


Annette Magjuka posted on 9/16/17

I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I wanted to let you know how nice Chuck was to me when I shopped at Earth Fare. I am Italian and shop and cook every day. I had many special requests, and Chuck always went out of his way to help me out. For two or three Thanksgivings, he ordered me an organic turkey and broke it down, then butterflied the breast so I could stuff it. He even called me at home to make sure my orders were as I requested. Chuck helped me in so many ways. I was stunned to hear that he passed. I did not know him other than at Earth Fare, but wanted to let you know that he made my life better because of the loving attention he gave to his work.