THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Russell G. Kamps
Issue Date: April 11, 2019
Russell G. Kamps, passed away peacefully at his home in Crivitz on April 5, 2019.
He was born in Milwaukee on September 10, 1928 to Theodore and Harriet (Berth) Kamps. He married the love of his life, Arlean V. Techmeier, on June 29, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo. After 57 years of marriage, Arlean preceded Russ in death on August 21, 2008.
Russ served in the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry and was honorably discharged in 1952. For most of his career he was self-employed with Arlean by his side. They had a real estate business, developed land and built many houses in the Coleman and Crivitz area.
Survivors include a son, Tracy Kamps; a daughter, Trudy (John) Gokey; two grandchildren, Jeremy (Jessie) Gocht and David (Ashlie) Kamps; 5 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Russ was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Theodore Jr., and Eugene; and a sister, Gwendolyn (Orville) Zorn.
Visitation will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 716 Henriettea Ave, Crivitz on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 5 pm at the Church with Pastor Jon Zietlow officiating. Russ will be laid to rest in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Coleman. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Crivitz is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rhodescharapata.com
A special thanks to (step) grandchild, Chris Johnson for all he has done to care for his grandfather for the past 2 years and to everyone at Unity Hospice who made his final days more comfortable.