Thomas Kemmann


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Posted Online: Nov. 26, 2012, 7:11 pm
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Thomas Paul Kemmann, 74, of Moline, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at St. Anthony's Nursing & Rehab, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to American Red Cross.
Thomas was born on June 25, 1938, in Lowden, Iowa, the son of Cyrus "Obb" and Louise Ernsting Kemmann. He married Mary Ann Brennan on Aug. 28, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lowden, Iowa.
Thomas worked for Kemmann Chevrolet in Lowden. He also worked as a service manager for Eye Chevrolet, Anamosa, Iowa, Mills Chevrolet, Moline, and Lujack Auto Plaza, Davenport, retiring in 1996, after 41 years of service to Chevrolet. Thomas was a member and one of the founders of the Chevrolet "Only the Best" Club for service managers. He won several awards including trips to Hong Kong, Hawaii and Alaska. In his early years he participated in stock car racing. Thomas held several interests including woodworking, boating, auto racing, model trains, car collecting and sporting events.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Kemmann, Moline; daughter, Keela (Vern) Gustman, Moline; son, Kevin Kemmann, Moline; brother, David (Judy) Kemmann, Lombard, Ill.; grandchildren, Ann (Josh) Pickett, Don (Ingrid) Gustman and Maressa Gustman; four great-grandchildren; niece and nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.












 




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