Obituary: Glenn Edward Schempp
Glenn Edward Schempp
Glenn Edward Schempp, a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was 92 1/2 years old when he died, which he would remind us of often.
He was born in Quincy, Washington, on August 3, 1926, to Edmund and Elizabeth Schempp. Glenn was one of seven children – Otha, Loraine, Gerald, Lucille, Esther and Donna. Glenn’s maternal grandparents immigrated from the autonomous German Volga River Settlement in Russia to the United States in 1901, and later moved to the Quincy area in 1906 to homestead. Due to the untimely passing of Glenn’s grandfather, his mother and father purchased the farm around 1917 from his grandmother. Glenn was born and raised on that same farm.
He attended school in Quincy, and after high school he worked for a few years doing orchard work in Dryden and construction work around the Basin before returning to the family farm. Glenn and his brother Loraine eventually purchased the property from their parents in 1964. He and his brother were very good farmers. They won a corn growing contest in 1959. A quote from the newspaper said, “The winner of the senior division is one of the best farmers in the Quincy area. Glenn Schempp, with a production of 175 bushels per acre, is the winner of the senior division of the 1959 5-Acre Corn Contest.”
When he passed he was still living on the farm he loved, and where he felt most at home. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling to Arizona in the winter. Glenn had a zest and determination for life, as well as a great sense of humor. He made friends easily, and when he passed he had many “Phone Buddies.”
He is survived by his wife, Billie Schempp, of Cashmere; his sister Donna Fegert; his daughter Carmen (Doug) Wright; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several step-children and step-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his second wife Connie, and siblings Otha, Loraine, Gerald, Lucille and Esther.
His sister Donna Fegert and niece Debra Doebler would like to thank all the people who so kindly helped us with Glenn the last several years. You helped us give Glenn the freedom to live on the farm, exactly where he wanted to be.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Presbyterian Church in Quincy (luncheon following the service).