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Iconic Marble Falls restaurateur dies, leaves legacy

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John and Belinda Kemper (pictured here in 2019) hosted fish fry events over the years benefiting the Marble Falls Area EMS. Kemper, who was 67, died on May 14.




Special to The Highlander

An iconic entrepreneur – responsible for attracting visitors and providing a hometown venue for locals – has passed away at the age of 67.

Owner of the Blue Bonnet Cafe John Michi Kemper of Marble Falls died Thursday, May 14, due to complications associated with Parkinson’s disease.

“Our beloved owner and the patriarch of our family, John Kemper, died yesterday,” according to a statement from the Kempers. “We are heartbroken. … Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.”

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