St. Louis Cremation

Clarence W. Kemper



Clarence W. Kemper, Jr., age 71, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019.  He died peacefully with his children by his side. Clarence was born on March 20, 1947 in Lancaster, PA. He was the son of Clarence W. and Dorothy Kemper (Wolf.) He graduated from Garden Spot High School and, later, Penn State University. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.  While serving as a nuclear engineer, he travelled to places such as Okinawa, Japan.

On June 8, 1968, he married Paula Sue Gerhard. He and Paula had two children, Eric and Kristin, while Clarence was stationed in Limestone, ME. Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he began a lengthy career in the parking industry which included employment with Cincinnati Time, Amano Cincinnati, Inc. and SKIDATA, Inc. and enabled him to also live in Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey and Missouri.  He retired from the industry in December 2015 as General Manager of the St. Louis Trading Area for SKIDATA.

In 2012, he met Rose Marie Ford whom he married in 2016.  

Clarence enjoyed meeting people, travelling, history and anything connected to aviation.

Clarence is predeceased by his parents and first wife, Paula Sue Kemper, nee Gerhard.

Clarence leaves behind his loving wife, Rose Marie Kemper; his son, Eric Kemper (Jodi Stewart) and two grandchildren, Ryan and Emily; his daughter, Kristin Flood (Matt) and two grandchildren, Ethan and Jacob.  He is also survived by his brother, Ron Kemper (Betsy Dombach), his sister, Susie Kemper (Terry Kohl), his nephew, Steve Kemper (Arria) and his niece, Kathy DesAutels (Jordan.)

A memorial service will be held on February 8th at 2:00pm at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820 Conway Road, Chesterfield, MO.  There will also be a Celebration of Clarence’s Life in Lancaster, PA in the summer of 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to: The American Cancer Society.


  1. Margaret Brine on January 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Rosie I am sorry to hear about Clarence. Unfortunately I will be out of town for the service. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. Donna Pelikan on January 20, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Rosie! It seems like yesterday that you and Clarence were married. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. The lesson is: make everyday count, I guess. Condolences to Clarence’s children, too. They seemed so nice! Love and hugs, Rich and Donna

  3. Vanessa Harrison on January 21, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Ms Rosie I too am sorry for your loss. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting you and Mr. Clarence, my heart pains for you. May happy memories flood you with tears of joy. Along with the Lord’s promise at John 5:28,29.

    With Heartfelt Sincerity

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