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In Memory of Wesley Kemis


Wesley Howard Kemis of Luck, WI passed away February 13, 2020. He was born August 9, 1921 to Howard and Ethel (Pogue) Kemis in Milaca, MN, the first of four children where they farmed and Wes attended Milaca School District 30 through the 10th grade. He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard for four years, then enlisted in the Army February 10, 1941. He was a WWII Vet and served in the South Pacific in Guam. He was Honorably Discharged November 24, 1945.

Wes married Lorraine Olson and they had one son, Richard. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the Twin Cities and in Alaska on the Alyeska Pipeline. He retired in Luck, WI at the age of 62 where he lived until he moved to Amery Memory Care in 2015.

Wes was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Lorraine Kemis, Lucy Kemis, and Lavone Kemis; and sister, Irene Kemis.

Wes is survived by his son, Rick Kemis (Jackie) of Luck; 2 grandsons, Brad (Jen) Kemis of Eau Claire and Dave (Beth) Kemis of Luck; 5 great-grandchildren, Reide (Jared) Peper, Maddi Kemis, Eli Kemis, Owen Kemis and Sawyer Kemis; sister, Helen (Jim) Campbell of Spokane, WA; brother, Lyle Kemis of Winchester, CO; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Memorial services with Military Honors will be held at Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Saturday, April 18th at 3:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.  Lunch will follow at the Milltown VFW after the service. A private burial will be held at a later date in Hudson, WI.

The family would like to thank the staff at Amery Memory Care and Hospice for their compassion and care.

Memorials will be given to the Milltown VFW.

Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home


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