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Leonard Schemper
November 12, 1913-June 2, 2011
Obit Schemper

Leonard Schemper, 97,  was received into the hands  of God on June 2, 2011.

Leonard was born to  Lambert and Alice (Roze- ma) Schemper in Prairie  View, Kansas on November  12, 1913.  After growing up  in Kansas he moved to  Long Beach California  where he met and married  his wife of 71 years, Ann  Boertien.  The family then  moved to Modesto in 1943  and finally to Ripon in  1954 when he and his  brother John purchased den  Dulk Hardware which they  renamed Schemper's Hard- ware.

Having settled in Ripon  he was active in church and  civic affairs.  He served as  elder and deacon in local  Christian Reformed  Churches, and was on the  boards of Ripon Christian  Schools, Bethany Home,  Ripon Senior Center, and  Ripon Cemetery Associa- tion.

He was a past president of  the Ripon Chamber of  Commerce and was chair- man of Inland Wholesale  Hardware for 10 years.  Af- ter retirement he was an ac- tive community volunteer.   He also enjoyed many ac- tivities including camping  and bowling and he played  golf and pool into his nine- ties.  He is survived by his  wife Ann, daughter Judy  (Harold) Groetsema, son  Robert (Karen) Schemper,  son Ward (Yvonne) Schem- per, and daughter Annette  (Mike) Weintz, eight grand- children, and eight great  grandchildren with one  more arriving in August.   He was preceded in death  by his brothers Albert,  John, and Henry, and his  sisters Henrietta Van Koo- ten and Carrie Schemper.   He is survived by one sis- ter, Jeanette Meninga, of  Modesto.

Viewing will be held at  Deegan Ripon Memorial  Chapel on Monday, June 6,  between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.  and internment will be at  Ripon Cemetery on Tues- day, June 7 at 10:00 a.m.  followed with a celebration  of life service at Immanuel  Christian Reformed Church  at 11:00 a.m.

In loving memory dona- tions may be made to Ripon  Christian Schools, 435 Ma- ple Avenue, Ripon, CA  95366 or Bethany Home,  930 W. Main Street, Ripon,  CA 95366.

Manteca (Calif) Bulletin

Saturday, June 4, 2011