June 24 1945 May 21 2020
Obituary William “Bill” Kemen age 74, of Brighton, WI passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his residence. Bill was born June 24, 1945 to William and Marcella (nee: DeBrabander) Kemen in Racine, WI. Bill was a lifelong resident of Brighton where he lived on his family’s farm that he affectionately called “The Kemen Ranch.” Bill meticulously maintained The Kemen Ranch where he enjoyed riding and caring for his Palomino horses, swimming in his pond, and hosting parties for family, friends, and neighbors. Bill was a kind and gentle man with a warm spirit. He exuded happiness, loved to help others, and never had a bad word to say – an old-fashioned, gentlemen cowboy. Bill was a dedicated employee at Marino’s Restaurant in New Munster, WI for over 50 years where he started work as a dishwasher at age 14, later becoming the maître d’ and a bartender. Bill’s friendly smile and welcoming personality was familiar to generations of Marino’s customers. Following his retirement from Marino’s, Bill worked part-time at Piggly-Wiggly in Union Grove, WI and later at Menard’s in Racine, WI where he shared his enthusiasm for life with his many colleagues and the community. Bill was always glad to see you. Bill was an avid fan and personal friend of singer Tony Bennett. At one point, Bill’s collection of Tony Bennett’s albums was beyond that which Tony Bennett himself had. Bill cherished his friendship with Tony and the time they spent together. Bill is survived by many relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Matthew and twin brothers Eugene and James Kemen. A memorial service and celebration of Bill’s life will be held at The Kemen Ranch later this summer. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory 908 – 11th Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182 262-878-2011 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William “Bill” Kemen please visit our Tribute Store. Events Celebration of Life will be held at a later date You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or plant a tree in memory of William “Bill” Kemen. Visit the Tribute Store
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of William Bill Kemen June 24 1945 May 21 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Burlington, state: Wisconsin