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Larry Dwaine Kemper

January 14, 2023


Larry Dwaine Kemper, age 77, of Lakewood CO, died unexpectedly on January 13, 2023 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado surrounded by his family. 

He was born on July 30, 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Glenn and Irene (Steinshouer) Kemper. 

Larry graduated from Crete High School in Crete, Nebraska in 1963. Following high school he joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1963-1966. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management degree from Chadron State College, in Chadron, Nebraska in 1979. In 1974 he began working at KN Energy which later became KinderMorgan, working 33 years until his retirement in 2007. 

He was a lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker fan. 

He married Adene Lonowski April 15, 1967. Two children were born to this union, Chelsie Louise in 1969 and Chad Allen in 1971. The marriage later ended in divorce. In 1992, he married Kelli Payton. They were married 23 years until her passing in 2015. 

Larry is survived by his children, Chelsie (Shannon) Lind, Chad Kemper and Travis Sanders. Grandchildren Maddison (Mathew) Cordova, Payeton Lind, Tyson Lind, Megan Kemper, Carlo Kemper, Taylor Sanders and Hannah Sanders. Great grandchildren Isla and Anders Cordova. Stepchildren Michael and Angela. And many, many lifelong friends. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 3 at 11:00am at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, followed by a reception. 


Celebration of Life
February 3, 2023

11:00 AM
Horan & McConaty
3101 S Wadsworth Blvd
LAKEWOOD, Colorado 80227
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins

February 3, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Horan & McConaty Reception Center
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227


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