Sheboygan Sun Newspaper

Karen H. Kampmann

Karen H. Kampmann began her new life on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Karen was born in Sheboygan on December 20, 1943, the daughter of Ottomar and Angeline (Liebert) Scharrer of Sheboygan.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Kris Patrick-Wolf and a brother-in-law Richard Kampmann. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Dennis; their son David Kampmann of Sheboygan Falls, his wife, Angela (Bertram) and grandchildren Parker and Breck Kampmann. She is also survived by her son-in-law Robert Wolf and grandsons, Solon Patrick, Elias Patrick-Wolf, a step granddaughter, Annabell Wolf, and a very special part of their family, John Patrick, all of Woodburn, OR. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Roxann (Siebert) Kempfert and Irene Kampmann; She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Crystal Siebert and Scott (Rochelle) Siebert and their children Sydney and Zachary all of Sheboygan, Tracy Crombie, and her children, all of Norfolk, VA.

Karen began her education at Washington Grade School and was a member of the first graduating class from the new North High School in 1962. She was also an honorary member of the Lakeland College graduating class of 2006.

Dennis and Karen began their lifelong adventure together on August 15, 1964, united in marriage at St. John’s UCC in Sheboygan. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage, sharing their life with their two children, David and Kris, and later with their spouses and five grandchildren. All of which gave them both much joy throughout the years.

Karen was part of the Lakeland College community for 30 years and was awarded an honorary degree from Lakeland when she retired as administrative assistant to the president in 2006. Karen and Dennis have been volunteering at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice since July of 2008. After her retirement in 2006, Karen’s new “job” was having lunch with her friends.

Karen enjoyed reading and caring for her home and family. She also found great joy in caring for her cats. She always looked forward to “making a joyful noise” with members of The Grace UCC church choir and the morning swims with her friends. Dennis and Karen vacationed in Door County and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and explored numerous states and a few countries. The highlight of their travels was their 14 visits with their daughter Kris and her family to Oregon.

A Celebration of Life for Karen will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd, Sheboygan, with Rev. Robert Hamilton officiating. The family will greet visitors on Saturday, at the funeral home, from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM. Karen will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family asks that memorials be made in Karen’s name to Grace UCC, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice or to Lakeland University.

Karen’s family would like to personally thank the doctors and staff at both St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Your care and compassion will always be remembered.

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Services Rendered by: Zimmer Funeral Home

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