Stanley G. Krempp, age 89 of Jasper, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (December 14, 2016) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.
Stan was born on May 20, 1927 in Jasper, Indiana to Edwin and Marcella (Hochgesang) Krempp. He married MaryJane Gosman on June 15, 1949 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, IN. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2014.
He attended Culver Military Academy Summer School, where he won the Governors Award for the most outstanding Naval Student in navigation. He attended Purdue University where he studied Mechanical Engineering and later graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business Production.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served during WWII, and was a member of the American Legion Post #147 in Jasper.
in 1954, he founded United Cabinet Incorporated, which became Aristokraft, and now Masterbrand Cabinet Corporation. He was three times President of the National Kitchen Cabinet Association serving in 1962, 1971 and 1972. Under his leadership they achieved certification for national standards for the production and testing of kitchen cabinets. He was on the board of directors for Indiana Desk, now know as Indiana Furniture. He was instrumental in the development of an ultraviolet curing process for cabinet finishes, as well as other modern patented finishing processes. He was a founder of the United Cabinet Foundation, which provides local philanthropy for local religious institutions and the arts. He was a past co-owner and director of Krempp Lumber Company in Jasper.
Stan was a founding member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, where he served as a member of the Bishop’s Finance Committee. He was also a member of the Jasper Knights of Columbus, and was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash award. Stan was a founding member of the Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana. He was also the founder of the Dubois County Catholic School’s Foundation which provides tuition for Catholic school students, and was on the board of St. Benedict College
He was the chairman of the Jasper Bicentennial Committee in 1967 and a member of the Board of Directors of Jasper Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of the Friends of IU, the Hoosier 100, and was active in Habitat for Humanity in Florida.
He enjoyed studying Genealogy, organic gardening, speaking German, and opera and ballroom dancing. He was the leader of the dance orchestra “The Rhythmlads”.
Martha K. Beckman and husband William, Omaha, NE
Jeanne K. Campbell and husband Dr. Marc Campbell, Jasper, IN
Michael E. Krempp and wife Pam, Arlington, TX
Seven Grandchildren; Andrew Krempp; Monica, John, and Nicholas Beckman; and Emilie, Elizabeth, and Christopher Campbell
Two Great Grandchildren; Olivia and Daniel Krempp
Kenneth Lewis Krempp and wife Jane, Jasper, IN
Preceding him in death was his wife, MaryJane Krempp.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Stanley G. Krempp will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday (December 20, 2016) at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, IN. The American Legion Post #147 will perform military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday (December 19, 2016) at the Becher Kluesner Downtown Chapel and one hour before the service time at the church on Tuesday. The Precious Blood Parish will pray the rosary at 1:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic School, or the Friends of the Arts, Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.