Eva "Diva" Klemp

  • Born: November 4, 1955
  • Died: November 5, 2020
  • Location: Appleton, Wisconsin

Koepsell Funeral & Cremation Services, Mayville

301 North Walnut Street
Mayville, WI 53050

Tel. (920) 387-4440

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend

Eva Marie Klemp, age 65, passed away November 5 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born November 4, 1955 in Milwaukee to Henry and Elisabeth Wehner. She graduated from South Milwaukee High School and received her early education degree from UW Whitewater. She married her forever love and best friend John Titus Klemp April 15, 1978 and remained dedicated and true until her dying day.

Eva was the ultimate caretaker from a young age. For many years she ran her own in-home day care center, taking care of children of all ages. She continued her nurturing ways later in life, becoming the sole caretaker for both her stepfather Hugo and mother Elisabeth and greatest babysitter/Nana to her twin grandbabies. She enjoyed reading and sewing. She shared her love of baking with all she met and spent many years at Wilmar Chocolates putting smiles on faces both young and old. Eva was a friend to all. She was always there to lend a helping hand and was as strong as they come. She fiercely loved and protected her children and grandchildren, giving them a lifetime of advice, laughs and hugs.

Eva is survived by her husband John Klemp, son Trevor (Lauren Krause) Klemp, daughter Tricia (Aaron Steffen) Klemp, and grandchildren Greta and Oscar Centner. She is also survived by her loving sister and greatest friend Susan (Mark) Jungen, stepsister Diane Thoenes, stepbrother Don (Lynn) Riniker, brother-in-law Robert Klemp, Sister-in-law Marie (Harry) Heir and many nieces and nephews all whom she adored with all her heart.

She is preceded in death by her mother Elisabeth, father Henry, stepfather Hugo, mother-in-law Anita Klemp, father-in-law George Klemp, brother-in-law Erv Thoenes, and sister-in-law Lorna Klemp.

There will be no service due to Corona virus, but a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

A special thank you to the amazing staff at Froedtert Hospital, who loved and cared for Eva.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so saddened to hear of Eva's passing. She was such a powerful and bright light. I loved her dearly.

Posted by Meri Conner - Las Vegas   November 17, 2020


My deepest sympathy to all of Eva's family. She was a very sweet, caring, loving person. She will be missed a lot. May your good memories of her remain in your hearts forever and console you at least a bit at this sad time. (I still have some pictures of us from 5th grade playing baseball.)

Posted by Nancie Raddatz - San Diego, CA - Friend   November 17, 2020

Blessings to Eva's family. My deepest sympathy for the loss of such a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Posted by Linda Kademian Allessi - Wi. Dells, WI - Classmate   November 17, 2020


I'm so sorry, Sue. This world needed more people like Eva, but wait, there really wasn't anyone like her, was there? I pray that God helps to comfort you and the rest of the family

Posted by Julie Raasch - South Milwaukee, WI   November 16, 2020

So young and yet at that young age gave to much to so many. John, you are in my prayers. The reality of all of this pain will set in and you will just cry. The two of you were heart and soul. But she will always be there. She will watch over you until the two of you meet again. She is no longer in pain nor figthing to get thru another surgery. What a lady! Glad to have met and known her. Blessings..

Posted by Trude Jacobs - Appleton, WI - Friend   November 16, 2020

Oh, John. I just saw Eva's obituary and my heart goes out to you. You both deserved to grow very old together. Many prayers for you and your family.
Ann Dungar Gass

Posted by Ann Gass - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   November 16, 2020

So sorry for the loss of a great woman knew her for just a short time but showed her love and care for all

Posted by vicki verkuilen - Kaukauna, WI - Friend   November 16, 2020

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