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Obituaries

Obituaries

Stephen C. Wempe 1950 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Stephen C. Wempe, 57, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.Mr. Wempe died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at his home.He was born Feb. 3, 1950, in Lawrence, the son of Dr. William W. and Margaret Clark Wempe. He graduated in 1968 from Lawrence High School, where he was named an All-American in football. He also attended Kansas University. Mr. Wempe had worked as a carpenter and raised horses with his father in Douglas County. He was a member of the American Shetland Pony Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Wempe, Lawrence; his father, Lawrence; three brothers, Michael, Odessa, Texas, and Pete and K.C., both of Lawrence; and a sister, Nancy Swearingen, Lawrence.He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Patty Transmeier.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the oncology department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Wempe.