David Van Kempen

Obituary of David Dwaine Van Kempen

David D. Van Kempen, 83, of Nunn, CO passed away on September 15, 2022.  He was born August 9, 1939 in Morris, MN to Ted and Idell Van Kempen.

David moved to Fairmount, ND with his mother, stepdad and three brothers in 1956 and graduated from Fairmount High School. After school, David enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served until 1964, when he was honorably discharged.

While in the Air Force David met the love of his life Ruth Ann Harden and they were married on June 10th, 1962.  After his discharge from the Air Force David and Ruth moved to Nunn, CO where they were wheat farmers. He also worked at the Monfort Beef Plant for 2 years. David enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his sons Eugene (Maria) Van Kempen of Salem, OR and Tim Van Kempen of Nunn, CO; Daughter, Gail Van Kempen of Pierce, CO; Brother, Paul Mosey of Fairmount, ND; Grandchildren Dawn, Rachelle, and Kacey; and four great grandchildren.

He was proceeded in by his wife, his parents, sister Betty Jean Burrason, and three brothers; Charles Blasdell, Richard Van Kempen, and Mike Van Kempen.

A receiving of Friends will be held from 2:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday September 28, 2022 at Adamson Life Celebration Home.  Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.


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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Adamson Life Celebration Home
2000 W 47th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado, United States