David Kemm and community service

Posted Monday, July 9, 2018, at 12:41 PM
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  • I met David many many years ago, he was always pleasant and friendly. I did not often participate in his clean-up project as I did not live in Marshall, however we did get our 4H kids involved with it one year. David didn't seem to forget a person once he met them! Or their birthdays if he knew them. And I never knew that he was in the Army! I am sorry that I missed his service. I personally always enjoyed having those conversations with him when we would meet, and he seemed to light up when someone acknowledged him in passing. Vince, your blog was very well written, a great tribute to someone who saw the great in others.

    -- Posted by kzrose on Mon, Jul 9, 2018, at 4:03 PM
  • I met David Kemm when I moved to Marshall in the fall of 2008. He was the first person I met here actually and had me and my children over for dinner at his apartment once. He never had ill intentions, and even paid for me to get my state I.D. He always had a friendly smile and told me much about this town I had moved to. I saw him around occasionally for the next 3 or so years and then nothing. Although I didnít keep in touch, I had always wondered if he was still around. RIP David Iím sure the angels will enjoy having you around to help keep Heaven clean 🙏

    -- Posted by MissAngelDee on Mon, Jul 9, 2018, at 6:56 PM
  • Vince, one the best blogs I have read in years on David Kemm.

    You are quite a writer. Bless you.

    -- Posted by Cat Lover on Tue, Jul 10, 2018, at 4:58 PM
  • Vince, you are a great story teller and a great person. Twenty five years ago, Vince helped my daughter, when we needed help. This is the type of person we need as State Representative!

    -- Posted by EricJasonCarl on Tue, Jul 17, 2018, at 7:23 PM
  • I actually lived in Marshall twice, once in 1976 and again in 1979 through 1983. I met David almost as soon as I arrived to work at the TG&Y Family Center and remember at first thinking he was just a pest but when I came back to manage the T.G.&Y Store David approached me and wanted to buy a lawn mower. After showing him all we had he decided on the one he wanted and then advised me that he would pay me 50 cents a week until it was paid. I actually had to pay for the mower and have him pay me but he never failed to pay and by the end of the summer he began to wash windows at the store and paid me from that work. But he paid it in full. He never stopped talking about Marshall the entire time I lived there and was always trying to think of ways to improve the town. He was truly dedicated to making Marshall a great place to live. I had almost forgotten about this but when I was told about David passing I pulled the memo up and couldn,t help letting everyone know.

    -- Posted by Mel Hoffman on Tue, Jul 24, 2018, at 11:51 AM
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