October 23, 1947 – January 10, 2018
Born in Wahoo, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE
James “Jim” W. Kemerling
James(Jim) W. Kemerling, 70, a beloved father, Peepa, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend of Lincoln, was welcomed into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Jim was born October 23, 1947 in Wahoo, NE to Albert and Dorothy (Taylor) Kemerling. James was retired from Nebraska Boiler as a production manager, formerly employed at Cushman, Hastings Industial and O’Reilly Auto Parts Store. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Junior Achievement Lincoln, Lincoln Anglers Club, several trap shooting club, a HOG member, and a prior Roughrider member.
Jim enjoyed fishing, woodworking, making wood items for others, riding his bike, poker runs, spending time with his kids and grandkids, trap shooting, attending AA meetings, Saturday morning breakfast, and anything pertaining to helping others
Family members include his daughter, Kim Lauenroth, Lincoln; son, Travis (Amy) Kemerling, Dorchester; step-son, Dominic (Marisol) Inness, TX; step-daughter, Amy Inness,, Lincoln; 13 grandchildren: Johnathan Lauenroth, Shantae Lauenroth, McKenna Lauenroth, Aniessa Lauenroth, Lincoln; Kiahna Schnell, Clayton Schnell, Cabbott Kemerling, Keith Kemerling, Dorchester; Abby Inness, Toby Inness, Lincoln; Destiny Inness, Texas; Alec(Celeste) Wise, Lincoln and Marcus Bell, Lincoln and 1 great-granddaughter, Zayleigh Jackson; brother, Donald (Marge) Kemerling, Grand Island; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Dan Smith, Douglas, Jenny and Kevin Schmeiding, Seward, Becky Detore, Lincoln, Vicki Smith, Omaha, Penny Smith, MN, Marcie Garentt, Omaha, David and Kelly Smith, MI, Jim and Lisa Schwartman, Waverly, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Deb; son, Keith Kemerling; grandson, Kendell Lauenroth; and step-grandson, Thomas Inness, brother-in-law, Dan Detore.
Rosary: 7:00 p.m. Friday (1-19-18) Roper and Sons Chapel
Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday (1-20-18) Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street with Fr. Justin Fulton officiating.
Memorials to the family for future designation.
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