Alan C. Kemke

Alan C. Kemke, age 56, of Platteville, WI, completed his earthly journey on June 20, 2022, at home after a courageous battle with ALS.  To honor Alan’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Alan’s family.


Alan was born on May 19, 1966, in Milwaukee, WI, a son to Ron and Barb (Sipek) Kemke.  He grew up with a kind and gentle heart and a love for all things good in this world.  Alan was as thoughtful and considerate a man as you’d ever hope to meet and always kept a level head about himself.  He decided to chase a career in quality engineering and after earning his Bachelor’s Degree, invested many years with Hy Pro Inc in Platteville before being forced into early retirement due to his ALS diagnosis.  The next 5 years were very challenging for Alan, but he continued to wear a brave face and fought to the best of his abilities as each new battle appeared in his days.  In his earlier years, Alan was very active, especially where the outdoors could be enjoyed as well.  He enjoyed skiing, fishing, volleyball and was always up for a little hiking while searching for the latest rock to add to his collection.  Alan also enjoyed bowling and darts with family and friends whenever the opportunity arose.  It breaks our hearts to even think over trying to move forward in this life without Alan’s positive spirit right by our side, but are thankful that his earthly struggles are now over for him and he can rest peacefully until we all meet again.  Thank you, Alan, for being the calming strength in any and all situations and may we continue to carry your wonderful legacy forward just as you would hope for.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Alan include,


his loving wife,

Mary Jo Kemke, Platteville, WI;


his five children,

Tori Jo Kemke, Platteville, WI,

Jase Kemke, Platteville, WI,

Cory Houtakker, Shullsburg, WI,

Lyndsay (Jared Roling) Houtakker, Cuba City, WI,

and Samantha Houtakker, Shullsburg, WI;


his three grandchildren,

Lauren Bahe, Adrian Bahe, and Kalli Widen;


his parents,

Ron and Barb Kemke, Rhinelander, WI;


his two sisters,

Sue (Tom) Dacquisto, Waukesha, WI,

and Debbie (Steve) Wunchel, Heartland, WI;


his four nephews,

Alex and Tommy Dacquisto, and Trevor and Jared Wunchel;


his niece,

Payton Wunchel;


along with numerous extended family, co-workers, friends, and neighbors.


Alan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chuck and Dorothy Sipek.


In lieu of flowers, memorials and other expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to Alan’s family, or if you feel so inclined, please feel free to plant a tree in Alan’s honor.


Alan’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Agrace Hospice for all of their wonderful care and support. 


Online condolences may be shared with Alan’s family at

To honor Alan’s life, a private family service is being held.

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