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Thomas “Nova Tom” Kemp

October 7, 2020 | 26 comments

Thomas “Nova Tom” Delos Kemp, 70, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2020 at Hillview Healthcare Facility in La Crosse.   He was born November 5, 1949 to Leroy and Mary (Jeffers) Kemp.  He was married to Mollie (Moe) from 1971 to 1995.

Tom graduated from Logan High School in 1967.  He worked for La Crosse Footwear and retired from Chart.  He enjoyed working on old cars, car races, car shows, woodworking, the outdoors, taking walks, animals, and mostly spending time with his grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (Matthew) Gran; grandchildren, Kyle (Maggie) Gran, Kirsten Gran; great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Taron; siblings, David (Hilde) Kemp, Jeffrey Kemp, Laurie Kemp; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter, Reyna.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Hillview Healthcare Facility, especially Kathy.

Donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, October, 11, 2020 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm with a luncheon following at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

Thomas’ tribute video can be viewed using the following link: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/4SDZQSGX6T8W7HTD 

 

Condolences

26 Comments

  1. Gary & Janet Berra

    Dear Kim and Family,
    We are sorry to hear about your Dad/Grandpa.
    Sending Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Gary & Janet

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    • Kim and family

      Thank you so much Gary and Janet❤️❤️❤️

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    • Kim

      Thank you very much Gary & Janet❤️❤️❤️

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    • Kim

      Thank you very much, Gary & Janet
      ❤️❤️❤️

      Reply
  2. Peggy Jeffers

    I’m so very sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers to all the broken hearts he has left behind.

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    • Dave & Nancy Ingram

      Kim and family,

      So sorry about your dad/grandpa. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. He was a great guy!

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      • Steve Paar

        Another of my classmates gone too soon. Rest well. I know from having this terrible disease in my family it not easy for anyone. Just know that he is now at peace.

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        • Kim

          Thank you so much, Steve
          ❤️❤️❤️

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      • Kim & Family

        Thank you so much, Cousin Peggy❤️❤️❤️

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      • Kim & Family

        Thank you so much, Dave and Nancy ❤️

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    • Kim

      Thank you so much, Peggy❤️❤️❤️

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    • Kim & Family

      Thank you so much, Cousin Peggy❤️❤️❤️

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    • Kim & Family

      Peggy, thank you so very much❤️

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  3. Terri Wernecke

    Hugs and kisses to Tom’s
    loved ones. Tom was a kind, soft-spoken , dignified person. We enjoyed his company when he and my sister Elaine came to family and holiday get-togethers. He always had something interesting to talk about and share. May he rest in peace.

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    • Kim & Family

      Thank you so much for these kind words, Terrie. He was one of the best❤️

      Reply
  4. Cindie Peterson/ Nordstrom

    So sorry for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️.

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    • Kim & Family

      Thank you so much, Cindie❤️

      Reply
  5. ELAINE TREST

    YOU ARE LOVED to the MOON back! 😥🙏

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    • Kim

      ❤️Thank you, Elaine

      Reply
  6. Diane Gilbertson

    Kim
    Sorry for your loss. It’s never easy losing someone you love. Prayers and hugs to you and your family

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    • Kim

      Thank you very much, Diane❤️

      Reply
  7. Teri (Moe) Sanders

    Tom was a wonderful uncle! He was one of my favorites! ❤️ I have many fond memories of him throughout the years. He will be greatly missed! Thinking of you Kim and family! ❤️😥

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    • Kim & Family

      Thank you so much, Cousin Teri! He loved you too!!!❤️❤️❤️

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  8. Harley Evenson

    Our condolences to Tom’s Family. He was the single kindest man I have ever known. Tom’s knowledge and talent was as legendary.
    There will be a void in all of our lives. Blessed be Tom Kemp’s memory.

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    • Kim & Family

      Thank you so much, Cousin Peggy❤️❤️❤️

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    • Kim & Family

      Thank you so much for those kind words, Harley❤️❤️❤️

      Reply

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