In Memoriam: Andrew Kemp (MA ’91)

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Andrew Kemp (MA ’91)

Andrew D. Kemp (MA ’91) passed on February 8 at the age of 53 from complications of COVID-19. His immediate family called him Andrew all his life, but as an adult, he asked to be called Andy. Andrew graduated from Northland College in 1989 followed by a master’s degree from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison. He was an advocate for Lake County Center for Independent Living, elderly care, and political leaders.

Andrew was a lifelong learner and loved to travel. As an armchair traveler or on his many trips, he enjoyed visiting places around the world including Japan, South America, and the western United States. Andy delighted in listening to music and playing his saxophone, joining a jam session whenever he was able. Andrew lived with bipolar disorder throughout his adult life, but he always strived to be a thoughtful, kind, and gentle man. His witty sense of humor always made you laugh and his passion to help others was always present.

Andrew Kemp is survived by his lifetime partner, Carole Hokin, parents, Keith and Katherine Kemp, and sister, Sarah Kemp (Paul Stearns). No memorial service will be held at this time.

Donations may be sent to Northshore Foundation, Nursing Scholarship Fund, or Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin.