Agnes R. Kampwerth

Agnes R. Kampwerth, age 89, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, September 24, at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral services for 89 year-old Agnes R. Kampwerth will be Monday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to masses, St. Paul School Educational Foundation, or St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.

She was born July 19, 1925, in St. Rose, IL, the daughter of William Anton and Wilhelmina (nee Tebbe) Benhoff.

On May 08, 1946, she married Alfred B. Kampwerth who passed away on January 15, 2008.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a former member of St. Anne Altar Society.

Mrs. Kampwerth was born and grew up on a farm east of St. Rose, IL. She worked at Moulton Bartley Shoe Factory in Highland for four years. After her marriage, she helped with the family farm northeast of Highland on Trestle Road. In 1982, she and her husband retired from farming and moved to Becker Road. After her retirement, she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 17 years in the Housekeeping Department. She was an extraordinary minister at St. Joseph’s Hospital Chapel, volunteered at the hospital, and had been participating in perpetual adoration prayer at St. Joseph Hospital since 1993. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards (especially bid Euchre and Pinochle), and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Patricia M. (Gerald) Rottmann, Highland, IL
Daughter – Ruth Ann (James) Kalmer, Trenton, IL
Son – Richard “Rick” A. (Significant Other Marsha S. Lutz) Kampwerth, Highland, IL
Special Family Friend – Alfred “Jess” Jansen, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Cheryl E. (Erik) Johnson, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Diana M. (Chad) Boeving, Glen Carbon, IL
Grandchild – Kevin R. (Deanna) Kalmer, Eureka, IL
Grandchild – Kimberly A. (Greg) Burgess, O’Fallon, IL
Grandchild – Jeffrey J. (Sherri) Kalmer, Sycamore, IL
Grandchild – Jason R. Kampwerth, O’Fallon, IL
Grandchild – Tanya J. (Ryan) Vietmeier, Ferguson, MO
Great Grandchild – Liesel Johnson
Great Grandchild – Elias Johnson
Great Grandchild – Emil Johnson
Great Grandchild – Gabriella Johnson
Great Grandchild – Liam Boeving
Great Grandchild – Rori Boeving
Great Grandchild – Caden Kalmer
Great Grandchild – Landon Kalmer
Great Grandchild – Kaylee Burgess
Great Grandchild – Owen Burgess
Great Grandchild – Ty Kalmer
Great Grandchild – Paige Kalmer
Great Grandchild – Ryder Vietmeier
Brother In-law – John (Mary) Kampwerth
Brother In-law – Robert (Darlene) Kampwerth
Brother In-law – James (Dorothy) Kampwerth
Brother In-law – Gerald (Agnes) Kampwerth
Brother In-law – Ralph Kampwerth
Sister In-law – Jeanette Benhoff
Sister In-law – Mary Haar
Sister In-law – Marietta Winkeler
Sister In-law – Anna Jean Kampwerth

She was preceded in death by:
Father – William Anton Benhoff (Died 4/13/1952)
Mother – Wilhelmina Benhoff, nee Tebbe (Died 1/15/1980)
Husband – Alfred B. Kampwerth (Died 1/15/2008)
Brother – Alvin Benhoff (Died 11/29/1995)
Brother – Robert Benhoff (Died 9/30/1996)
Brother – Paul Benhoff (Died 7/16/2012)
Brother – Cletus Benhoff (Died 9/30/1932 at age 9)
Sister – Catherine Kampwerth (Died 11/15/2001)
Sister – Dolores Pingsterhaus (Died 10/29/2007)
Brother In-law – Joseph Kampwerth
Brother In-law – Lawrence Pingsterhaus
Brother In-law – Andrew Kampwerth
Brother In-law – Lewis Haar
Brother In-law – Jerome Kampwerth
Brother In-law – Louis Winkeler
Brother In-law – Bruno Kampwerth
Sister In-law – Mary Benhoff
Sister In-law – Irma Kampwerth
Sister In-law – Frieda Benhoff
Sister In-law – Geraldine Kampwerth