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Billy E."Gene" Kemper

1932 ~ 2021 (age 88)


Billy E. “Gene” Kemper, age 88, of Swansea, IL, born on April 24, 1932 in East St. Louis, IL, died on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Gene was a United States Army Korean War Veteran.  He owned and operated Gene’s Auto Sales in Swansea and Fairview Heights, IL for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Rose, nee Souchek, Kemper; his brother, Donald Kemper; and his granddaughter, Kayla Bagwell.

Gene is survived by his children, Karen (David) Small of Fairfax, VA, Michael (Julie) Kemper of Swansea, IL, Danny Kemper of Florida, Gary (Kim) Kemper of Freeburg, IL, Dr. Kathy Stanczyk (Chris Stanczyk M.D.) of Murray, KY, and Kayce (Mike) Bagwell of Maryville, IL; 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

A private visitation and service were held at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

Interment was in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


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