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Steve Kemper

November 7, 1952 — January 27, 2024



In Loving Memory of Stephyn Joy Kemper

Stephyn (Steve) Joy Kemper, a proud veteran and resident of Beggs, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at the age of 71. Stephyn was born on November 7, 1952, in Fairbury, IL, to his parents, Ralph and Nancy (Denniston) Kemper.

Steve's dedication to serving our country was evident in his proud service in the Air Force. He contributed to our nation, embodying the principles of honor and duty that carried with him throughout his life.

In the journey of his life, Steve found his soulmate, Donetta Bowser, and they were married on January 21, 1975 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Steve wore many hats over the years, including being truck driver, carpet layer, Pepsi maintenance worker, and even a "Garbologist" (working on a trash truck), as lovingly described by his wife, Donetta. He was also a skilled builder, having constructed homes, and he operated his own mechanic shop.

Steve had a passion for the outdoors, a love for old trucks, and a penchant for tinkering in the garage on any project he could get his hands on. His hands-on approach to life extended beyond his professional pursuits and into the cherished moments he spent with family and friends.

Steve is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Kemper, and mother, Nancy Kemper, sister Sandra White, and sister Patricia Johnson. He leaves behind a legacy of love and wonderful memories with his devoted family, including his spouse, Donetta Kemper; daughter, Felicia Wittman; and grandchildren: Tyler Fisher, Chloe Wittman, and Nicholas Wittman, Sister Theresa Boes, and brother Morris Kemper along with many nieces and nephews. Steve's presence will also be missed by many other loving relatives and a host of friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Okmulgee Funeral Service & Cremation Care. Family and friends are encouraged to leave kind words of comfort, special memories, and condolences to the family online at

In honor of Steve's vibrant and adventurous spirit, may we all remember him with love, laughter, and the joy he brought into our lives.

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