Wayne DeKemper


Wayne H. ‘Buddy’ DeKemper went to be with The Lord at 10:57 a.m., on September 30, 2014 while he was surrounded by his family. He was born in Henderson, Kentucky on October 11, 1930 to William and Margaret (Richmond) DeKemper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and Son in law Robert Orth, niece Sherri Banks Larrance and nephew Doug Lowrey.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wanda ‘Slim’ (Tipitt) DeKemper, Daughter Vickie Orth, Sons Dennis (Becky) and Troy (Angie) DeKemper, Grandchildren Angela (Jason) Spindler, Amelia (Kyle) Sharber, Ivy (Cory) Elsfelder, of Mount Vernon, and Ashley (Josh) Nichols, Andrew (Alissa) DeKemper, of Evansville, and Alex DeKemper, of Mount Vernon. Great-Grandchildren Asa William and Abel Robert Spindler, Arlissa Roberta and Athan Wayne Sharber, Jonah and Oliver Nichols. Sisters Grace Lowrey, Jean Cox, and Connie (Tom) Sharp and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He attended the Point Township Church of the Nazarene where he was a member and served as an usher. He farmed from childhood, spanning 76 years until his death. In the 1950’s and 1960’s he constructed homes in the Mount Vernon area with his father. He was a lifetime member of the Posey County Saddle Club. He enjoyed raising and training Appaloosa horses on his farm ‘Poverty Flats, Home of the Bandit.’ He was very successful and raised many horses, which competed at the Appaloosa World Show. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday October 3, 2014 at Point Township Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Troy DeKemper officiating. Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to his church or the Diabetes Association. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

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