HEMPEL, James A. "Jim"

Age 83 of Vandalia, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Stonespring of Vandalia. Jim was born September 13, 1937, in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Elmer & Mary (DeCorrevont) Hempel. He was a proud graduate of Roger Bacon High School, served in the U.S. Army, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and was a devoted UC

Bearcat. Jim retired from the Vandalia-Butler City School District where he spent 28 years as the beloved Latin teacher. He loved his work as an educator and remained in close contact with many of his students who ultimately became Jim's

extended family. Preceded in death by his parents, Jim is

survived by his close circle of very special friends, Karla

Clayton, David Luken, Linda & Michael O'Callaghan, Pete & Linda Bridenbaugh, Linda & Michael Brown and Steve & Sonya Oxley. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held for Jim at a later date when COVID restrictions are lifted and friends may attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in Jim's memory.

Arrangements entrusted to Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia.

Funeral Home Information

Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home - Vandalia