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Veronica (Botz) Tatar

June 8, 1934 — March 25, 2023

Marshall

On the morning of March 25, 2023, Veronica Tatar, age 88 of Marshall passed away peacefully, with her family by her side.

Veronica truly lived an incredible life.  She was born the only child of Dr. Elek and Georgina Botz in Veszto, Hungary. They lived in Europe until 1945 when due to the war, she was led to displaced person camps from Italy to Austria, where she says she learned how to cook. In 1950, her family gained sponsorship to leave on the USS Greely ship, arriving in the United States in 1950.

She met Joseph S. Tatar in Buffalo, NY and they married there on August 23, 1959.

In 1968 the couple moved to South Bend, Indiana where Veronica worked for the State of Indiana. They spent ten years there raising their three sons, Andrew, Alexander and Thomas.

In 1978 the family relocated to Marshall, MI. where Veronica began working for 2 new physicians in town. She remained employed by Dr. David Lambrix for 20 years.

After retirement she spent some time helping her husband with their new start up business, Advanced Fuel Components, Inc. During and after this period, Veronica enjoyed traveling, especially back to Hungary, where she even got to take her grandchildren, Gabrielle, Joseph and Kloey on separate occasions.

She also enjoyed being with friends, cheering on the ND Fighting Irish and most of all spending time with Joe and their family and at their second home in Tucson, AZ

Veronica is survived by her 3 sons and their families. Andrew (Heather), Alex (Linda), Tom (Melissa). And her grandchildren, Gabrielle, Joseph and Kloey Tatar.  Alec and Kyley Hakes.

Great Grandchildren, Sebastian, Eisley and Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joseph on April 26, 2011 and her parents, Elek and Georgina.

Friends may visit with the family from 5 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068, where a funeral vigil will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Rev. Fr. Craig Lusk will officiate the vigil and cremation will follow after the service. Following the service friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon at Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, 115 S Eagle St, Marshall, MI 49068. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Veronica’s name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To make an online contribution please visit https://www.stjude.org/ . Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, and leave condolences to the family. For assistance with memorials please visit the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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Luncheon

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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