Gerald E. “Jerry” Kampwerth, age 73 of Highland, IL, died Sunday, December 13, 2015, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.
He was born September 09, 1942, in Breese, IL, the son of John and Clara (nee Schumacher) Kampwerth.
On October 12, 1984, he married Agnes Martha Junker neeVosholler who survives.
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of United Paperworkers Int. Union Local @1912.
Gerald was born in Breese and grew up on the family farm east of Highland. He attended St. Paul School. He started working at Alton Box Board in 1963, retiring in 2005 as fork lift operator. In retirement he enjoyed caring for his home and large lot. He loved playing cards and bingo. He was a good-hearted man. In his youth he enjoyed dancing.
Survivors include :
Wife – Agnes M. Junker Kampwerth nee Vosholler, Highland, IL
Step Daughter – Norma Jean Hobbs, Highland, IL
Step Son – Mark J. (Carol) Junker, Highland, IL
Step Daughter – Barbara A. (Pat) Shinn, Highland, IL
Step Grandchild – Wayne R. “Chip” Hobbs Jr.
Step Grandchild – Starla K. (Howard) Schuchardt
Step Grandchild – Steve L. (Julie) Vosholler
Step Grandchild – Justin E. (Tiffany) Vosholler
Step Grandchild – Michael J. (Megan) Junker
Step Grandchild – Nikki L. (Shawn) Gurley
Step Grandchild – Preston P. Shinn
Step Great Grandchild – Hunter W. Schuchardt
Step Great Grandchild – Cody M. Schuchardt
Step Great Grandchild – Mason Junker-Schrumpf
Step Great Grandchild – Mikaela Junker
Step Great Grandchild – Marbrie Junker
Step Great Grandchild – Trey Evans
Step Great Grandchild – Logan Gurley
Step Great Grandchild – Vincent J. “Vinnie” Vosholler
Step Great Grandchild – Everette Vosholler
Brother – John H. (Mary) Kampwerth, Highland, IL
Brother – Robert L. (Darlene) Kampwerth, Highland, IL
Brother – James M. (Dorothy) Kampwerth, Highland, IL
Brother – Ralph B. Kampwerth, Highland, IL
Sister – Mary E. Haar, Desoto, MO
Sister – Marietta J. Winkeler, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Anna Jean Kampwerth, St. Rose, IL
Sister In-law – Betty J. Kampwerth Head, Highland, IL
He was preceded in death by :
Father – John B. Kampwerth died 9/26/1983
Mother – Clara M. Kampwerth nee Schumancher died 10/17/1986
Step Son – Roger L. Vosholler died 5/30/2011
Step Son In-law – Wayne R. Hobbs Sr. died 3/9/2014
Step Grandchildren – Tracy A. Hobbs died 4/19/2009
Step Grandchild – Ryan M. Junker died 7/29/2012
Brother – Andrew B. Kampwerth died 8/21/2005
Brother – Bruno Kampwerth died at age 3 1/2
Sister (Twin) – Geraldine Kampwerth died at age 3 (Gerald’s twin)
Brother In-law – Lewis Haar died 4/2/2007
Brother In-law – Louis B. Winkeler died 5/21/2006
Brother – Alfred B. Kampwerth died 1/15/2008
Sister In-law – Agnes R. Kampwerth died 9/24/2014
Brother – Jerome J. Kampwerth died 9/10/1997
Sister In-law – Irma C. Kampwerth died 2/14/1980
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL., with Father Pat G. Jakel officiating.
Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249