Sylvester H. “Stormy” Wempe, Sr., 85
of Breese, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Breese Nursing Home.
Mr. Wempe was born December 25, 1924
in Aviston to Ben and Helen (Schulte) Wempe; they preceded him in
Also preceded in death by a son,
Wally Wempe; a brother, Virgil Wempe; sisters-in-law, Joanna Wempe
and Leonarda Wempe; and brothers-in-law, Lawrence Hilmes and Adrian
He married Evelyn Yates on
September 3, 1947
at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese; she survives in Breese.
Also surviving are his children,
Steven (Norma) Wempe of Princeton, Judy (Roger) Newman of Princeton,
Helen (Gordon) Poss of Highland, Mike Wempe of Germantown, Wayne
(Judy) Wempe of Belleville, Barb (special friend Rick Sorensen)
Wempe of Breese, Sylvester “Sly” Wempe, Jr. of Carlyle, and Kevin
Wempe of Breese; 16 Grandchildren and 25 Great-Grandchildren; a
brother, Bernard Wempe, Jr. of Breese; and a sister, Verena Pike of
Stormy retired from Scott Air Force
Base and Arrow Group Industries in Breese and was a veteran of the
United States Army.
He was a member of St. Dominic
Church, Breese American Legion Post 252 and Drill Team.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:00 am
at St. Dominic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.
Visitation will be Friday, June 25,
2010 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from
8:00-9:45 am at the Moss
Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to the Breese
Nursing Home Activity Fund and will be received at the funeral
Breese American Legion services
Friday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home