Andrew Bernard Kampwerth, 81,
passed away peacefully August 21, 2005 at his home surrounded by his
family in St. Rose, IL. Andrew was born in St. Rose, IL on January
18, 1924 to John Bernard and Clara (Schumacher) Kampwerth, who
preceded him in death along with brothers, Bruno and Jerome, and
sister, Geraldine and Sisters-in-law Irma Kampwerth and Verena
Like so many of his generation
he developed his values for faith, country, family, and hard word on
the dairy farm southeast of Highland during the depression helping
his family. He worked on farms for Syl Schumacher and Mary Buehne
during the 40’s. He began his Marriage April 3, 1951 to the love of
his life, Anna Jean Schrage on a farm southwest of St. Rose, IL and
was a dairy farmer for 36 years.
He is survived by his beloved
wife of 54 years, their children, Jeanne (John) Leatherwood of
Richmond, TX, Terry of St. Rose, Ron (Virginia) of Klamath Falls,
OR, Carolyn (Jeff) McDonald of O’Fallon, Steve (Michelle) of
Birmingham, AL, and Jeff (Amy) of St. Rose. His beloved
grandchildren, John, Brian, and Michael Leatherwood, Ryan (Friend
Brandi Starko), Brett, Lindsey, Adam, and Avoynna Kampwerth, Brandon
(Kari), Bryce, and Brianne Kampwerth, Andrew, Alexandra, and Jack
McDonald, Olivia and Avery Kampwerth, and Elyse and Abbi Kampwerth.
Great-grandchild, Alexis Kampwerth. His brothers, Alfred (Agnes),
Jerome, John (Mary), Robert (Darlene), Jim (Dorothy), Ralph and
Gerald (Agnes) and sisters, Mary Edith (Lewis) Haar, and Marietta
(Louis) Winkeler. In-laws, William Schrage II, Pat (Al) Vonder
Haar, Victoria (Tom) Book, Sr. Mary Jane Schrage, ASC, and Linus
(Emily) Schrage. Many nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by dear
friends, neighbors, and Euchre playing couples. He was a proud
member of the St. Rose Church, Men’s Sodality and Choir, St. Rose
Development Club, and Holstein Friesian Association of America.
The family will receive friends
and relatives on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 from 4 to 9 PM and again
on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Breese. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 2:00 PM at St. Rose Catholic Church
with Fr. Edward Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in St.
be made to St. Rose Church or to Mater Dei High School and will be
received at the funeral home