Carl William Slemp, age 88, died Monday, December 24, 2018, at Western Prairie Senior Living in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born December 2, 1930, in Stevens County, Kansas, the son of John E. and Nina (Beasley) Slemp.
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Carl grew up on the farm in Stevens County and graduated from Moscow High School in 1948. He worked several jobs after high school and started farming in 1950. Carl started farming on a small scale and gradually accumulated a full line of equipment and several quarters of land. He loved farming, cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Carl said he wanted to be remembered as being honest and decent, and doing the best with what he had.
Carl is survived by nephews, David Slemp and wife Kathy of Wichita, Lynn Teeter and wife Tracy of Ulysses, Larry Slemp and wife Connie of Hugoton, and George W. Merwin IV and wife Karen of Hurst, Texas; and nieces, Carole Rodgers and husband Gene of Kaw City, Oklahoma, Shari Quick and husband Michael of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Linda Fritz and husband Bill of Missouri City, Texas.
Carl is preceded in death by his parents; brother, John R. (Bud) Slemp; sisters, Betty Teeter and Peggy Merwin; brother-in-law, Ralph Teeter; sister-in-law, Wanda Slemp; and niece Jana Slemp.
Funeral service will be Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Moscow United Methodist Church with Patty Lahey officiating. Interment will follow at Moscow Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 2, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. The family requests memorial contributions are given to Western Prairie Senior Living or Moscow United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.