Kurt L. Wempen, 65


Kurt L. Wempen, 65, of Morrisonville, died on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 7:59 a.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville, 304 Carlin Street. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. H. Dayle Badman officiating. Private family burial rites will be accorded at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palmyra.

Mr. Wempen was born Dec. 14, 1955, in Hillsboro, to Melvin C. and Shirley (Jones) Wempen, Sr. He married Janet Kuehl on Jan. 4, 1991, in Springfield, and they have enjoyed 30 years of marriage. She survives.

He graduated from Morrisonville High School with the class of 1974. He attended college at Lincoln Land Community College and then Illinois State University.

During his career, Mr. Wempen worked for the State of Illinois Department of Revenue as a tax analyst until his retirement. In his later years, he enjoyed his time working as a door greeter and maintenance man at Walmart.

He was community minded and always ready to help, serving for many years on the Morrisonville Community Ambulance and Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Department. He was also active in coaching his children and grandchildren’s sports teams.

Mr. Wempen was a dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge #681 in Morrisonville and a lifelong member of the Morrisonville United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed wood working.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother of Morrisonville; children, Michael (McKenzie) Wempen and Edina (husband Brian) Page, both of Morrisonville; grandchildren, Bryce Wempen, Kayla Holliday, Katie Holliday, Jenna Holliday, Kayla Page and Dallas Page; siblings, Melvin (wife MaDonna) Wempen, Jr. of Raymond and Connie (husband Jim) Young of New Windsor; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wempen was preceded in death by his father; sister, Karen Sue Wayne; and son, Joshua Piercy.

Memorials may be directed to the Morrisonville Community Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.