Harry John Humpert

February 10, 1926 - July 25, 2020

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Harry John Humpert joined his beloved wife in eternity on July 25, 2020 at the age of 94, surrounded by his family. He was the youngest of the four children of Henry and Dorothy Humpert. Harry's wife of 69 years, Therese (Tess) Ruschman Humpert, preceded him in death 10 months earlier. He was a member of St. Anthony Church, a graduate of Covington Catholic High School, an alumnus of the University of Dayton 1949, having been the National President of the NFCCS, National Federation of Catholic College Students. Harry served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. For 60 years, he was the owner of Klingenberg's Hardware & Paint Stores in Covington and Latonia, KY which is still family operated. He was honored to be a member of the board of directors of Burnett Federal Savings & Loan Co. and the Bank of KY. In the 1980's, Harry and Tess became co-leaders of the Diocesan Catholic Charismatic Mustard Seed Community. He is survived by his 8 children, Joseph Nam Nguyen (Anne Thi), Beth Dunn (John), Sheila Beauford (Tom), Anne Gastright (Rusty), John Humpert, Julie Batson (Dan), Jane Frantz (Bill), Eric Humpert (Joletta), 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 11:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:05 at Mother of God Church, 119 West 6th Street Covington, KY 41011. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery. Due to current state regulations masks are required for anyone attending. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, KY is serving the family. A special thanks to St. Charles Community and St. Elizabeth Hospice. Memorials are suggested to the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017 or the Sisters of Divine Providence, 5300 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.


Lori Struewing Armstrong - Dec 12, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your parents. Aunt Tess and Uncle Harry were wonderful people. I only found out later in my life that they were related to us. I don't know if your parents ever told you that. My deepest condolences. B
Mary Ann Halpin - Jul 31, 2020
Oh Beth I am sorry to hear about your Dad. We were on vacation and I basically stopped looking at my email. Your dad was such a nice man as was your Mom. I remember
Ginny Klingenberg Akin - Jul 31, 2020
Beth, I was so saddened to hear of your father's passing. It was such a pleasure to see you both when I stopped in Klingenberg's Hardware a couple years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Margie and Mick Duncan - Jul 30, 2020
Words cannot express our loving friendship with Harry and Tess. They always welcomed us into their home with open arms and a big smile. Our prayer meetings were powerful. We will miss you each and every day, until we see you in heaven. Keep us in your prayers, as we will do the same for your souls and your family....
julie H Resing - Jul 29, 2020
I feel blessed to have been Harry's neighbor for a short time . He was always so happy and friendly , he will be missed . His family will be in my thoughts and prayers .
Laura Keener - Jul 29, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Humpert family. I was a member of a small prayer group with Tess and Harry and they were always so gracious and enthusiastic in sharing their faith and patient and understanding as others shared theirs. They were true witnesses to the faith. At St. Anthony where we were parishioners, my young daughter once said to me as we were heading home from Mass one Sunday, "Aren't Tess and Harry the cutest couple?" "Yes, they are!" I answered. She then said, "Some day I hope I meet my Harry." RIP dear friends, until we meet again.
Sister Janet Bucher CDP - Jul 29, 2020
I would like to offer our prayers and sympathy to the family. I remember Harry and Tess coming to Our Savior Church years ago and have connected with many times over the years. They were indeed beautiful people and an example for many. God be with and bless you as you deal with your loss. We know they are at peace together in the arms of our loving God. May they rest in peace ! Peace, prayers and blessings to each of you. Sister Janet Bucher CDP and Our Savior Church.
Paul Weisenberger - Jul 29, 2020
I remember my parents speaking of Harry & Tess Humpert often, when my dad worked at Burnett Building & Loan. My sympathies to the Humpert family. Paul Weisenberger (son of Pete & Rita)
Jim Young - Jul 28, 2020
My prayers and condolences to your family. Harry was such a kind and friendly person, a real gentleman. God bless him and your family.
Joseph Baker - Jul 28, 2020
By their fruit you shall know them. As these expressions of condolence make clear Harry produced much good fruit. I got to know him thru the Mustard Seed charismatic community. By word and example he taught me about true manhood. Well done good and faithful servant. Enter into your reward.
Philip J. Schutte - Jul 27, 2020
I had the priviledge and honor to work for Harry at his Klingenberg Hardware store on Greenup St in Covington from 1959 t0 1963. I learned a lot from him about hardware and customer service. He was a great boss and teacher. I have asked my departed wife Sue, to join Tess and together, show Harry around heaven. Blessings to your extended family.
keith swayne - Jul 27, 2020
I grew up on 13th and Greenup when Harry ran the Klingenbergs there. He was friends with my dad. Harry was the nicest man ever. We were kids and always running in and out of his store. Just a great guy. Rest in peace old friend
Ben Baker - Jul 27, 2020
Harry and I worked together at Klingenberg's. I was 16 years old and he was kind enough to give me a chance. Harry was a good boss, but even a better man. My condolences to his family, and especially to my co-workers John, Julie, and Dan.
The Viet Waves Community Singing Group of Houston - Jul 27, 2020
To the Family of Mr Harry John Humpert and Mr. and Mrs Joseph Nam Nguyen, Everyone in our Viet Waves Community Singing Group of Houston is saddened by the news about the recent passing away of Mr. Harry John Humpert who is the American sponsor of our Group Leader, Mr Joseph Nam Nguyen. Off and on, through many occasions, we have heard about Mr Joseph Nam Nguyen's wonderful American adoptive family in Kentucky, about the precious support he has received from Mr. and Mrs Humpert and their children, way back in 1975 when Nam was a refugee who had just escaped from South Vietnam. For Mr Joseph Nam Nguyen and also true for all of us, no word can express our deep gratitude to this land and to the people of the United States of America. Our leader, Joseph is much luckier than most of us. He has the love and support from his new American family, the Humpert family. In this, we share our deepest sympathy with the Humpert family and to Mr Joseph Nam Nguyen about the sad news. Please accept our thoughts and prayers for the departed, the wonderful Mr. Harry J. Humpert, and May He Rest In Peace. From all members of the Viet Waves Community Singing Group of Houston, Texas
Lois White - Jul 27, 2020
Harry was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Joy Dunn - Jul 26, 2020
I will always appreciate the example of a father Mr Harry was to my own Dad. He was always kind and welcomed me into his family with open arms. He was a very good man.I will miss him.

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