Obituaries: October 29, 2015

Published on: October 28, 2015

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett, 50, died October 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gill and Anne Bennett, brother Kenneth Bennett and nephew Brentley Bennett.

He is survived by wife Lori Bennett; daughter Leeann Carmicheal; brother Keavin Bennett and wife Sherell; sister Kim Boyett and husband Ron; nephew Ryan Bennett; niece Arlee Boyett; Grandmother Lois Bennett; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private graveside service was held at Fellowhip Cemetery.


James Forciea

James Forciea died peacefully in Sun City Center, Fla., on October 12, 2015, at the age of 91.

James is survived by Genevieve, his beloved wife of 67 years; daughter Dr. Mary Ann Forciea Douglas of Philadelphia; son Patrick of Minneapolis; and grandchildren Hope and Annie Douglas and Grace and Jack Forciea.

James was born on December 30, 1923, in Stillwater, Minn. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II before returning to Minnesota to graduate from the University of Minnesota and begin a 40-year career as a metallurgical engineer with U.S. Steel in Duluth, Virginia and Coleraine, Minn., and Pittsburgh, Pa. He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus for over 40 years.

A funeral mass was held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center on October 15, 2015.


Paul Edward Kemker

Paul Edward Kemker, 78, passed peacefully onto the Lord on Sunday, October 18, 2015, surrounded by close family.

Paul was born February 10 1937, in Connersville, Ind., to the late Stephen and Opal Kemker. He graduated from Connersville High school and joined the Air Force. On February 16, 1958, Paul married Karin Robertson. He worked in the insurance industry for nearly 40 years and was the owner of Kemker Insurance Agency in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Paul and Karin retired to Ruskin, Fla., where they were active members of the Ruskin United Methodist Church. Paul enjoyed golf, traveling and time with his family. Paul was a loving family man and worked hard to please God.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Karin Robertson Kemker.

Paul is survived by his three daughters: Linda Burkey (Brad), Beth Schultz (Bruce) and Kate Kemker. Paul also has four grandsons: Stephen Nolan, David Schultz, Brian Schultz and Ben Burkey.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations for the Columbarium Designated Fund to Ruskin United Methodist Church, 105 4th Ave. N.W., Ruskin, FL 33570.


Virgil Edward ‘Bud’ Pagenkopf

V.E. “Bud” Pagenkopf, age 91, passed away September 18, 2015, in Sun City Center, Fla. He is survived by Gladys, his wife of 68 years; daughters Patricia Heller, Ph.D., Tomahawk, Wis.; and Mary Pjura (Albert), Waterford, Conn.; sons James Pagenkopf (Peggy), Tomahawk; and Jon Pagenkopf, DDS (Chris), Whitefish Bay, Wis. He is also survived by grandchildren Amy Pjura, Nicholas and Elizabeth Pagenkopf, and nieces and a nephew.

Bud was born on the family farm in the Township of Little Grant, near Lancaster, Wis., on February 6 1924, the son of Emil and Alta (Ball) Pagenkopf. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1941. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Lancaster and married Gladys Kinney. Bud represented New York Life Insurance Co. as a Chartered Life Underwriter in Merrill, Wis. He was active in the community and belonged to Christ United Methodist Church, the Rotary Club and Shriners.

Bud enjoyed the bounty of the north woods, hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends.

After retirement, Bud and Gladys traveled the country in  their RV, eventually settling in Sun City Center. He was an avid reader, passing his appreciation for education to his children.

Burial will be private. He will be laid to rest in the Bay Pines National Cemetery in Florida.