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Orville "Bud" H. Kemink

d. September 30, 2015

Orville “Bud” H. Kemink, 78, of Waupun, went home to his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Orville was born February 7, 1937 in Brandon, the son of the late Otto and Cornelia Buteyn Kemink. On June 19, 1958 he married Betty Westerveld. He was a charter member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. Instilling the Christian faith into his children and family was a priority. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. Bud and Betty spent their first few years farming before Orville started buying and selling cattle which became his passion and enjoyment in life. He was a member of the Holstein Association for over 50 years. Bud and Betty enjoyed many trips together.

Orville is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty; five children: Kathleen Hoekstra (fiancé, Scott Stobb) of Waupun, Bradley (Melinda) Kemink of Friesland, Bryan (Amy) Kemink of Waupun, Linda (Chris) Van Buren of Frankfort, IL, and Janell (Jim) Allen of Westmont, IL; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sisters: Carol (Harold) Greenfield and Ellen Kemink.

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Harland and Lorraine Kemink.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Orville Kemink will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Brower officiating.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

Special Thanks:

The family would like to express their deep appreciation for everyone’s prayers and support during this difficult time.

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