Edward J. Dempsey obituary

Edward J. Dempsey Obituary

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

July 16, 1939 - January 21, 2017

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Edward J. Dempsey obituary

Edward J. Dempsey Obituary

Jul 16, 1939 - Jan 21, 2017

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Dempsey, Edward J.Edward Joseph Dempsey, Jr., 77, of Fond du Lac, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Agnes Hospital, with his family by his side.He was born on July 15, 1939, in Fond du Lac, a son of Edward Sr. and Vi Erke Dempsey. The oldest of five children, Edward graduated from L.P. Goodrich High School. During his high school years, Edward had a passion for boxing and baseball. He held titles as a Golden Gloves Boxer. He was also proud to say he tried out for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. He loved to go on hunting trips to Canada with his good friends. In 1960, Edward married his high school sweetheart, Mary Beth O'Hearn.Edward was a roofer all his life, working for Concrete Products and Jerry Tighe Roofing, until going into business for himself.Years later, Edward moved to Eagle River to continue working, until his retirement in 2002. He then moved back to Fond du Lac to be with his family.He is survived by two sons: Kevin Dempsey of Fond du Lac and Dennis Dempsey of Fond du Lac; two daughters: Megan (Jack) Dempsey of Oshkosh and Mary (Joe) Dempsey of Fond du Lac; five grandchildren: Andrea (Christopher) Wiltzius of Madison, Hannah Dempsey of Eagle River, Anthony (Tiffany) Nummerdor of Fond du Lac, Amanda (Jovan) Nummerdor of Fond du Lac, and Andrew (Indigo) Nummerdor of Oshkosh; three great-grandchildren: Bella, Arianna, and August; three brothers: Richard (Mary) Dempsey of Mt. Calvary, Robert (Nancy) Dempsey of Fond du Lac, and John Dempsey of North Fond du Lac; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons: Michael, Patrick, and Brian; his ex-wife and mother of his children, Mary Beth O'Hearn; a sister, Marilyn Dempsey; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Dempsey.VISITATION: The visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac.SERVICE: The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory with Rev. Rom Pegram officiating. Cremation will follow traditional services.Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420The family would like to thank the staff at Harbor Haven for the great care they gave to Edward during his stay there.
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