Larry P. Kampwerth

Larry P. Kampwerth, age 63, of Richmond, Texas, passed away Friday, August 7 at his home. Funeral services for 63 year old Larry P. Kampwerth will be Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Lunches of Love in Richmond-Rosenberg, Texas or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on November 5, 1951, in Highland, IL, the son of Jerome J. and Irma C. (nee Kombrink) Kampwerth.

On Saturday, February 19, 1972, he married Katherine Gale Wilber, who survives.

He was a member of River Pointe Church in Richmond, TX and a former member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL.

Mr. Kampwerth was born in Highland, IL, and graduated from Triad High School in 1969. He spent most of his adolescent years on a farm near Marine, Illinois. He worked for many years for the Edwardsville Creamery and various truck lines in St. Louis. He retired at the age of 50. In 2003, Larry and his wife of 43 years, Kathy, moved to Texas to be closer to their two sons and grandchildren. He worked for the Ft. Bend School District as a bus driver until the opening of Dream Dinners where he was an owner and helped manage the business.He loved to play golf, cards, dance the polka, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and deer hunting in the woods of Southern Illinois. Larry’s grandchildren were the joy of his life. He was a hard worker who loved his family and especially his wife Kathy, and he will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:
Wife – Katherine G. Kampwerth, nee Wilber, Richmond, TX
Son – Steven M. (Lisa) Kampwerth, Richmond, TX
Son – Marc A. (fiancee Melissa Harrell) Kampwerth
Grandchild – Aiden Kampwerth, Richmond, TX
Grandchild – Mia Kampwerth, Richmond, TX
Grandchild – Brock Harrell, Tomball, TX
Grandchild – Bryson Harrell, Tomball, TX
Grandchild – Merrick Ross, Tomball, TX
Brother – Daniel L. (Tami) Kampwerth, Highland, IL
Brother – Roger A. (Tina) Kampwerth, Marine, IL
Sister – Lori Ann (Kevin) Suess, Edwardsville, IL
Sister In-law – Karla Riggs, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – LeaAnn Wigginton, O’Fallon, MO
Sister In-law – Lora (Mark) Kuhn, Highland, IL
Brother In-law – Kevin (Denise) McGraw
Brother In-law – Rodney (Kelly) O’Bryan
Nieces – 10
Nephews – 11
Step Mother – Betty J. Kampwerth Head, nee Wilkening, Highland, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Jerome Joseph Kampwerth (Died 9/10/97)
Mother – Irma Caroline Kampwerth, nee Kombrink (Died 2/14/1980)
Brother In-law – Ted Riggs

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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