Stemper, Robert Clemens
Robert Clemens Stemper, age 71, of Sunny Hill Farm, Saxeville, WI, passed away on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. WI. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, on March 20, 1940, son of the late Dr. Clemens A. and Catherine (Heiser) Stemper. Robert graduated from Marquette High School in Milwaukee, WI, in 1958. He then graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, in 1963. He married Mary Margaret “Margee” O’Blennis on August 29, 1964 in Mexico, MO. They remained lovingly married for 47 years. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wautoma, WI and was the treasurer for the Carnegie investment Club. Since 2003 Robert was a dedicated member of the St. Joseph Community of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The OCDS is a lay association of the faithful and an integral part of the Discalced Carmelite Order, whose vocation is prayer and apostolate in the spirit of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. Robert made his Final Profession in 2009, and contributed to the formation of the Community, while serving as a great witness to the spirit of Carmel. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, his two loving children, daughter Catherine V. Stemper (married to Scott D. Gibson), Portland, OR and; son Christian M. (married to T. Renee) Stemper, Portland, OR; an uncle: Robert A. Stemper, Milwaukee, WI; a sister, Mary Kelly, Waukesha, WI. He is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son – Christopher Robert Stemper. A private Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wautoma, WI, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Health Foundation, PO Box 87, of Waupaca WI 54981, The Auxiliary of Riverside Medical Center, 800 Riverside Dr., Waupaca, WI 54981, and the St. Joseph Community of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS), P O Box 22315, Green Bay, WI. 54305. A scholarship is being set up by his children in memory of Mr. Stemper, to go to an RMC Medical Staff member who wishes to further his/her education. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.