Kurt L. Wempen, 65, of Morrisonville, passed away at 7:59 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
Kurt was born December 14, 1955 in Hillsboro, the son of Melvin C. and Shirley (Jones) Wempen, Sr. He married Janet Kuehl on January 4, 1991 in Springfield, and they have enjoyed 30 years of marriage.
Kurt graduated from Morrisonville High School with the Class of 1974. He attended college at Lincoln Land Community College and then Illinois State University. Kurt then went on to work 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 Wal-Mart.
Kurt 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. Kurt was also 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.
He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Karen Sue Wayne; and son, Joshua Piercy.
Kurt is survived by his mother, Shirley Wempen of Morrisonville; wife, Janet Wempen of Morrisonville; children, Michael (wife, McKenzie) Wempen and Edina (husband, Brain) 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.
Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: the family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St, Morrisonville, IL 62546. The funeral ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. H. Dayle Badman officiating.
Private family burial rites will be accorded at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palmyra.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Morrisonville Community Ambulance Service, PO Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Kurt, or offer condolences to his family.