Fort Loramie, OH Fatal Car Fire, May 1945


Ft. Loramie, May 23--Services will be conducted Thursday at 9 a.m. at the St. Michael's church for Robert Joseph Kemper, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kemper. He was fatally burned Monday night when the car in which he was riding with his parents and brother and sister burned near here.

Rev. Anthony Moeller will officiate at the angel mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Kemper suffered severe burns in attempting to rescue their son, who was trapped in the rear seat of the flaming car. Elton, 12, and Mary Lou, 8, escaped. Three other children, Lester, Alvin and Thomas were not with their parents.

The Piqua Daily Call, Piqua, OH 23 May 1945