In Loving Memory of Edward Allen Hempel

April 6, 1953 – October 10, 2016

Edward Allen Hempel, 63, of Post Falls, Idaho passed away October 10, 2016 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Ed was born April 6, 1953 in Wallace, Idaho of John and Mary (Blum) Hempel.

Ed grew up in the Silver Valley where he attended and graduated from Wallace High School in 1971. Following graduation, he joined the United States Navy and proudly served as a submariner during the Vietnam War.

After seven years of honorable service to his country, Ed worked in Bremerton, Washington in the ship yards and later became a partner in a solar heating company. Following, he worked as an HVAC and Refrigeration wholesale supplier for more than 30 years.

Ed’s hobbies included anything the outdoors had to offer including camping, hunting and fishing. He was a science and history buff as well as an avid Seahawks and Gonzaga Basketball fan. He also loved being involved with his girls’ activities and spending time with friends and family.

He was an active member in his church communities as well as with the Submarine Veterans and the American Legion. Ed truly loved helping others and profoundly touched the lives of all that knew him.

Ed is survived by two daughters Priya Hempel of Atlanta, Georgia, and Abby Hempel of Spokane Valley, Washington; one brother John Hempel of Georgetown, Texas; eight nephews, and six nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Kootenai County Search and Rescue, 10865 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden, Idaho 83835 http://www.kcsovsar.org/ or to American Legion Post 143, E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls, Idaho 83854. http://www.postfallspost143.org/

Ed will be dearly missed by many personally and professionally at Thermal Supply, Inc.