WEST DES MOINES - Dennis Laurence Kemp, 70, of West Des Moines, Iowa died Monday, May 20, 2013 of sudden cardiac death. He was born in January 3, 1943 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Mildred and Laurence Kemp. He attended Butler and Holy Rosary grade schools and St. Edmonds High School. Dennis loved the game of basketball and earned a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Fort Dodge Community College, Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1968, Dennis enlisted in the Navy Judge Advocate Generals Corps and attended naval justice school in Newport, Rhode Island. He was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base and became the legal officer for the Little Creek Amphibious Base in Norfolk, Virginia.