Marie Antonette (Sieler) Kemp, passed peacefully in her home on July 6, 2019. Marie was born August 20, 1956, in Miles City to Betty (Wildish) Sieler and Emmanuel Sieler. Marie grew up and graduated from Baker; she passed on a scholarship to Rapid City School of Business to move to Miles City to work and be independent. She met her husband, John Kemp Jr., over a chicken dinner while on a blind date in Bozeman at the Knudsvig Home in 1976. Moving to Havre to be together, they married June 24, 1978, and their marriage lasted over 41 years. Marie always worked to support her family and be that strong sister, supportive daughter, and devoted mother and wife.
After her firstborn, Jeff, who was born at a softball tournament in Billings, they moved to Plentywood for the next 39 years. In Plentywood she had Kourtney and then Kruise and made it her life to work and attend all of their games and events. Later on she was thrilled to know about the grandkids and how they were growing. Helping her mom in the nursing home in Plentywood for her last year was very satisfying.
Marie was active in women's softball, bowling, and golf. She had a soft spot for SMH and any organization with which her friends were affiliated. She loved her ‘sister’ friends: Debbie, Kordy, Pauline, Julie, Pam and Margaret (two life long friends), Marsha, Sandy, Sherry, Jill, Carol, her Golf Team and golfer friends from Billings, Mesa, and Plentywood.
Marie is survived by her husband, John H. Kemp Jr.; son Jeffrey Kemp (grandson Brayden, granddaughter Ashley); daughter Dr. Kourtney Kemp and her husband Marcel, (grandsons Elliot, Graham, Cade, and Ethan); son Kruise Kemp and his wife Linde (granddaughter Kelly, grandsons Lucas and Everett).
Marie is also survived by her sister Gloria (Larry) Chamberlain; brother Ken (Ilse) Sieler; sister Cathy (Steve) Stokes; sister Janice (Tom) Custer; brother Walt (Darcy) Sieler; and brother John (Kim) Sieler; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Marie as preceded in death by her mother, Betty; her father, Emmanuel; sister Beverly; and brother Tommy. Marie loved to laugh and enjoyed family and friends. We will miss the laughter and joy she brought to all of us. We would like to thank Kirk Stoner, MD, and everyone at the Billings Clinic and St. John's Hospice for everything they did for Marie. The family encourages, in lieu of flowers, to please donate to Sheridan Memorial Hospital or Billings Clinic.
Family and friends are invited to two celebrations of her life scheduled in Plentywood on July 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. with a gathering at Angel Light afterwards. Also July 27, 2019, at Rose Park, Billings, MT, at 10:00 a.m. before the Sieler Family Reunion.