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TIPTON, Iowa -- Paul David Kamerling, 42, Tipton, died Friday, March 11, 2005, of heart failure.

The Rev. Lisa Dietrich will officiate the services. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery, Tipton.

Mr. Kamerling was born April 7, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Glenn Harold Kamerling Jr. and Honey Lou Osborn Kamerling.

He graduated from Tipton High School.

He was employed in the construction field.

Survivors include his mother, Honey Lou Smith of Tipton; sisters, Sandy Osborn of Iowa City, Sonja Ray and husband, Michael, of Kimberling City, Mo., Jackie Finnell and husband, Mike, of Hastings, Neb., and Linda Emrich and fiance, Jeff Erbe, of Cedar Rapids; brothers, Craig Taylor of Ankeny, Dale Taylor and wife, Dee, of Winterset, Jim Kamerling and friend, Brad Clinton, of Cumming and Michael Smith of Tipton; five nephews; three nieces; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Mary and Glenn Kamerling and Myrtle and Dewey Osborn; and his stepfather, Charles Smith.
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WAPELLO, Iowa - M. Louise Kammerer, 82, of Wapello, Iowa, died Thursday aftrnoon, Sept. 18, 2003, at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center.

Services at the First Presbyterian Church at Wapello, with the Rev. Mary N. Pugh officiating. Burial will be at the Wapello Cemetery.

Visitation at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello.

Mrs. Kammerer was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Charles and Lillian Harper Heater. She married Lewis A. 'Luke' Kammerer on Feb. 27, 1937.

She was a homemaker. She had worked at the Ordinance Plant at Middletown and for a short time at the Wapello Nursing Home. For many years she and her husband were the custodians for the First Presbyterian Church at Wapello.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Geneva Guild of the Presbyterian Women. She was also a member of the Merry Makers Club, the Louisa County Farm Bureau Ladies, and the Geode-A-Bagos Camping Club. She had been a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed reading, sewing and camping.

She is survived by her husband, 'Luke'; two sons, Gerald Kammerer and his wife, Dianna, of Morning Sun and Bruce Kammerer of Libertyville; three daughters, Janet Hilde and her husband, John, of Casper, Wo., Karen Yakle and her husband, Joiner, of Wapello and Sharon Whitehorn and her husband, Ron, of Wapello; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Amick of Appomattox, Va.; six step-brothers and one step-sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Edna; a brother, Charles, Jr. and two sisters, Virginia Hunt and Betty Crocker.
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BLUE GRASS, Iowa - Alan Kammerer, 27, of Blue Grass, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

Services at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be at Blue Grass Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cade's educational fund.

Mr. Kammerer was born Dec. 9, 1976, in Iowa City, the son of Jerry and Justine Cuppy Kammerer. He married Lisa Gerks Aug. 8, 1998, in Blue Grass.

He worked at Yellow Freight Lines, Davenport as a truck driver.

He was a member of Local Union number 371 and an avid Chicago Bears fan.

He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family most of all.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa, of Blue Grass; son, Cade, of Blue Grass; mother, Justine Cuppy of Wilton and father, Jerry Kammerer of Davenport; brother, Daniel Kammerer of Wilton; maternal grandmother, Etta Cuppy of Davenport; paternal grandparents, Robert and Jeannette Wildermuth of Milan; paternal grandparents, Donald and Carol Kammerer of Eldridge; brothers-in-law, Keith Gerks and his wife, Valerie, of Princeton and Joe Gerks of Oklahoma; sister-in-laws, Tiffany Hancock of Davenport, and Kristi Gerks of Arizona; mother-in-law, Mary Hancock of LeClaire; father-in-law, Jeff Hancock of Davenport; father-in-law, Carl Gerks and mother-in-law, Tina of Arizona. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Daryl Cuppy and aunts, Connie Kammerer and Krista Cuppy.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Harold G. Kammerer, 76, Muscatine, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the University Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City.

Services at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Revs. Robert Wilbur and Jim Olson will officiate. Pallbearers are Chad Snyder, Tim Kuhlenbeck, Joseph Starkweather Jr., Jeff Kuhlenbeck, Frank Carle and Sandy Lee. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Kammerer, George Rick and Stephen Kammerer. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the combined units of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1545 and the American Legion Post No. 27.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.

Mr. Kammerer was born on Feb. 20, 1926, in Muscatine, the son of Elmer and Elsie Bixby Saultz. He married Virgilene Bailey on April 20, 1945, in Muscatine.

He was a member of the American Legion, Community Fellowship Church and the IBEW Local Union No. 145.

He owned Kammerer Trailer Court, Muscatine.

Survivors include a son, Roger Kammerer and his wife, Tina, of Muscatine; two daughters, Sandra Kuhlenbeck and Sheryl Snyder and her husband, Darold, all of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; special friend, Rose Reynolds of Muscatine; three brothers, Donald Kammerer of Eldridge, Robert Kammerer of Tuscan Ariz., and Darrell Saultz of Fruitland; and a sister, Iona Miller and her husband, Joe, of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and three grandsons.
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Ruth A. Jones Kammerer, 63, Tucson, formerly of Muscatine, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Tucson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adair Funeral Homes, Avalon Chapel, Tucson.

Survivors her husband, Robert Kammerer; two sons, Vicktor Kammerer and his wife, Marie, and their daughter, Cathrine, and Vincent Kammerer and his wife, Anna; and three brothers, Dwayne Kammerer of Reno, Nev., Dale Kammerer of Muscatine and Dick Kammerer of Phoenix, Ariz.
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CLARENCE, Iowa - Peter J. Kanakares, age 44, of Clarence, Iowa, was taken from his loving wife, children, family and friends after 2 years of courageously fighting the ''Monster Within'' on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Funeral at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clarence, Iowa. Burial will follow at St. John's Church Cemetery.

The Chapman Funeral Home, Clarance, is in charge of the arrangements.

Peter was born November 28, 1963, in Davenport, the son of Gregory and Mary Lou Osmers Kanakares.

Peter graduated from Davenport West High School in 1982. On June 29, 1991, he was lovingly united in marriage to his best friend Annette Ruser. Their life together brought him great joy, love, laughter, fun and two beautiful children; Natalie Michele and Trevor Michael, he also has an older daughter Jacqueline (Jon) Hennessee of Davenport. Pete worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years most recently in Clarence. He was a member of St. John's U.C.C. of Clarence where he served faithfully on the church council until he was struck by this monster. He also had served on the City Council in Clarence. Pete was a former member of the Blue Grass Volunteer Fire Dept and joined the Clarence Volunteer Fire Dept in 1992. He was honored in 1997 when his brothers chose him to be their chief. From then on he was known as ''Chief Peter''. As their chief he was rewarded in many ways especially throughout his illness as the men stepped up and took great care of the family. As a devoted father he coached T-ball for both his children and Pee-Wee baseball for his son along with many camping trips, vacations, fishing, hiking, road trips, volleyball and softball games. He enjoyed cigars and backyard bonfires, cooking and watching the Food Channel, but the things he truly loved, cherished and adored the most were his wife and children.

Not only will he be lovingly remembered by his wife, children and parents, he will be missed by his brothers Daniel (Karen) of Dewitt, Tom (Artie) of Illinois, Matthew of Blue Grass, Paul of Bettendorf and Andrew (Julie) of Coralville; sisters Diane (Rahn) Randolph of DesMoines, Theresa (Bill) Thompson of Davenport and Margaret (Alan) Dotts of Nevada, Iowa. Also not to ever be left out his very loving family from his wife's side: Father and Mother in-law Gary and Maureen Ruser of New Liberty, brothers in-law Gregory (Lorene) Ruser of Arkansas and Timothy (Dyannae) Ruser of Princeton and sister in-law Melanie (Jason) Koch of Muscatine. His faithful ''Cancer Cat'' Buttercup and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and friends.

Peter was preceded in death by by his little sister Amy Hensley.
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FORT MADISON, Iowa -- Donald Joseph Karczmarczyk Sr., 51, of 1215 32nd St., Fort Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison.

Memorial services at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Fort Madison. The Rev. Willa Goodfellow will officiate. His body was cremated. A memorial has been established for Narcotics Anonymous. Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Karczmarczyk was born on Feb. 8, 1951, in Fort Madison, the son of Peter Paul and Stella Josephine Giemec Karczmarczyk. He married Phyllis Stoops. He then married Donni Sue Sylvester on Aug. 7, 1993, in Fort Madison.

After his mother died he was raised by his aunt, Helen Lyttaker, of Fort Madison.

He was a lifelong resident of Fort Madison and an a member of the Christian faith.

He did automotive body repair work, retiring in 1990.

He was a sponsor of the Fort Madison Narcotics Anonymous program and was affiliated with the programs in Muscatine, Burlington and Keokuk.

He was a self taught computer enthusiast and maintained several Web sites on recovery and spirituality. He loved his animals and cooking.

Survivors include his wife, Donni; three sons, Donald Karczmarczyk Jr. and his wife, Kara, of Peoria, Ill., Anthony Huber and his wife, Rachel, of Ames and Jamie Gravett and his wife, Jessica, of Fort Sill, Okla.; two daughters, Kristy Karczmarczyk of Peoria and Rosie Griffith of Fort Madison; a brother, Peter Karczmarczyk and his wife, Marty, of Arkansas; three brothers-in-law, Edwin Day of Missouri, Donald Sylvester and his wife, Debra, of Wever and Pat Roxlau of Montrose; a father-in-law, Bill Roxlau of Donnellson; a granddaughter, Deanna; an uncle, Walter Karczmarczyk of Chicago, Ill.; two nieces; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Anna Day; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Roxlau.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Joyce J. Kardux, 68, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at her home.
Celebration of Life Service at the Faith Chapel at the corner of Hwy 92 and the New Boston blacktop. Reverend Ron Yohe will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be to the Faith Chapel.
Joyce was born on July 30, 1939, in Davenport, the daughter of Goven and Angie Ruggles Disney. She married Harry R. Kardux on June 9, 1959, in Davenport.
She worked for the US Post Office for 27 years as a letter carrier. Joyce was the first female letter carrier in the State of Iowa.
She was a member of the Faith Chapel and was active with the American Cancer Society. She was a former member of the Women of the Moose and Business and Professional Women/Muscatine.
She volunteered in many things and enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, puzzles and her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Kardux of Muscatine; three sons, Jeff Kardux of Dallas, Texas, Wally Kardux and significant other, Pam Ford, of Wilton, and Todd Kardux and wife, Shelley, of Hart, Michigan; one daughter, Cindi Kardux and significant other, Dan Kelly, of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Morgan and Mitchell Kardux of Hart, Michigan, and Ky, Hannah, and Hailey Kardux of Muscatine; three brothers, Terry Disney of Texas, Ted Disney of Kentucky, and Tom Disney of California; three sisters, Carel Ramery of California, Florence Greer of Montana, and Janet White of California; one step-sister, Marian Hastings of Burlington; and her mother-in-law, Barbara Kardux of Muscatine.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Leila A. Karg, 87, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the Muscatine Care Center.

Services at Faith Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, Minn. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials have been established at Grace Lutheran Church, Muscatine, and Faith Lutheran Church, Hutchinson. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements.

Mrs. Karg was born on May 2, 1915, in Winthrop, Minn., the daughter of Julius L. and Emma Wiessert Lickfett. She married John Karg on Dec. 2, 1937, in Brownton, Minn.

She graduated from Minneapolis Business College in 1965 and was employed by Dr. Dean Olson as a dental assistant from 1967 until her retirement.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

She and her husband wintered in Texas for many years and were members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mission, Texas.

She was involved in sewing groups, mission work and assisting with the activities with both churches.

She loved traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Germany. She also enjoyed entertaining and visiting with relatives and friends. A special joy of hers was having family reunions at her lake home at Lake Minnebelle. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carol Karg and her husband, Merle Beverlin of Muscatine; a brother, Gilbert Lickfett and his wife, LaVone, of Stewart, Minn.; two grandchildren, Kristine Ratliff and her husband, Tim, of Rockfalls, Ill. and William J. Kloster and his wife, Cathy, of Minnetonka, Minn.; a sister, Hilda Sondergaard of Hutchinson; four great-grandchildren, Lance Malott, Allison Engles, Carlayne Kloster and Samantha Kloster; and four stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister and a brother.
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ALEDO, Ill. -- William J. Kaempfer, 79, of Aledo, died Wednesday Jan. 2001, at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, Ill.

Services at the Aledo United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Credo will officiate. Burial will be at the Aledo Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mercer Carnegie Library or the Aledo United Methodist Church.

Mr. Kaempfer was born July 7,1921, in Cape Girardeau Mo., the son of Emil and Grace Verner Kaempfer. He married Lee Magill in Cape Girardeau.

He graduated from Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University, both in Cape Girardeau.

He was manager of the JC Penney Store in West Plaines, Mo. before moving to Aledo and managing the former JC Penney in Aledo, retiring in 1976.

He was employed as manager of the New Boston Branch of the Joy State Bank, retiring in 1992.

He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a member and former president of the Aledo Exchange Club and served as board member of the Mercer Carnegie Library.

He was a member of the Aledo United Methodist Church and the Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571 in Aledo. He enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Lee; a daughter, Karen Weinstein and her husband, Richard of Bettendorf; a son, Paul Kaempfer and his wife, Joyce, of Aurora, Colo.; six grandchildren, Chad and Lisa Kaempfer of Belvidere, Ill., Jeffrey and Ariana Kaempfer of Aurora Colo. and Erin, David and Melissa Weinstein of Bettendorf; a great-granddaughter, Emily Kaempfer of Belvidere; and a brother, Robert of Shawano, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Ronald D. Kagee, 47, Muscatine, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center - West Campus, Davenport.

Graveside services at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Burch, Dan Skipton, Dave Hartman and Brian Littrel.

Visitation at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.

Mr. Kagee was born on May 9, 1955, in Sacramento, Calif., the son of Albert and Peggy Kostankewich Kagee. He married Rose Carson on Aug. 3, 1975, in Rio Linda, Calif.

He was employed at HON Co. since 1976. He enjoyed time spent with his granddaughters, family and friends.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Rhonda Littrel and her husband, Brian, of Muscatine; a son, Randy Kagee and his wife, Maria, of Davenport; two grandchildren, Cassie and Geena Littrel; his mother, Peggy McCoy of North Highlands, Calif.; a sister, Karen Kagee Littrel and her husband, David, of Muscatine; two brothers, David Kagee and Dennis Allen, both of North Highlands.

He was preceded in death by his father.
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WAPELLO, Iowa -- Medard 'Med' Kenneth Kalick, 82, Wapello, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine.

Services at the United Methodist Church, Wapello. The Rev. Harlan W. Winter will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Bev Parsons. Pallbearers are Don Frost, Mark Schmittgen, Ross Schmittgen, Capt. Candice O'Brien, Ashley Schmittgen and Shawn Schmittgen. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill..

A memorial fund has been established for the Community Health Care of Wapello. The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Kalick was born on May 7, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Joseph and Veronica Koehler Kalick. He married Berneita Elizabeth Duffey on Oct. 25, 1945, in Ardmore, Penn.

He graduated from Kenmore High School, Kenmore, N.Y., and attended Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Penn., and graduated magne cum laude from Canisius College, Buffalo.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to World War II and then reenlisted on Feb. 5, 1942, and completed Army Finance School at Duke University before continuing his military service on Dec. 24, 1943. He was honorably discharged on March 7, 1946, as a first lieutenant with the 1562nd AAF Base Unit. He served as a finance officer. He later attended the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He worked in banking and retired as executive vice president of Tucker County Bank, Parsons, W. VA. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Wapello in 1986.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wapello; life member of the American Legion Allen Wright Hanft Post No. 100, Columbus Junction; member of Appraisal Institute and was a senior resident appraiser.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed bicycling and singing. He was an enthusiast of the Humane Society.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Sharon 'Sherry' Abbey of Jacksonville, Fla., Sheila 'Shelley' Frost of Muscatine and Shawn Schmittgen of Thornville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Lindsley 'Joe' Kalick of Buffalo and the Rev. Quentin Kalick of the Phillipines.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
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RIVERSIDE, Iowa -- Norma Kallaus, 78, Riverside, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at her home.

Services are pending at Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral.
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