Hempel, Keith Jonathan Loving husband, father, and grandfather Keith Hempel, age 81, of Zimmerman, passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side on August 11th, 2019. Keith was born on March 10th, 1938 in Kenmare, ND to Rev. Willhelm and Margaret Hempel. Preceded in death by parents, siblings, and son Keith Jonathan II. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Colleen of 51 years; daughter Bridget (Dan) Titterud; son Tobin (Katie) Hempel; daughter Lucia (Chris) Higgins; grandchildren Dillon, Jackson, Elijah, Elsie, Caitlyn, Clara, Meara, Kellan, and Della. Keith graduated from Hallock High School in 1956. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and graduated in 1969 with an Economics Degree. Keith married Colleen McDonald on December 30th, 1967. They built their final home in Zimmerman, MN. Keith established Hempel Income Tax Service, Inc. of Elk River in 1983. He was active in Elk River Rotary, was an Eagle Scout, served 6 years in the Army Reserves, and has always been dedicated to his faith and family. Visitation 10 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m. will be on Monday, August 19th at Faith Community Lutheran, 12266 255th Ave. Zimmerman, MN. Memorials preferred to the MN Adult and Teen Challenge.

Published on August 18, 2019