RoseMarie Kampfe of Gothenburg, Nebraska died December 22, 2019 in Cozad, NE, on her 90th birthday and four years to the day after Walter Kampfe, her beloved husband of 65 years.
She was born December 22, 1929 in Gothenburg, , daughter of Harry and Rose (Sylvan) Hiles. RoseMarie graduated from Gothenburg High with the class of 1947, she then attended the University of Denver. Walt Kampfe returned from the Army Air Force to complete his BA at the University of Denver and where he proposed to RoseMarie. They married in 1950 and to this union four children were born: Katholeen, Lynda, Matthew and Jamie. She was a busy wife and mother, supporting her family in all their endeavors. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church.
RoseMarie loved to play bridge, read and raise roses. In her younger days, she enjoyed fishing, sewing and dancing. RoseMarie inherited a portion of the Hiles family farm and worked together with her nephews to keep the farm in operation. She was proud of her agricultural roots and continued to have an interest in the farming activities.
Surviving are her four children Katholeen Kampfe of Tampa, FL; Lynda Stratton of Grants Pass, OR; Matthew (Mary) Kampfe of Kearney, NE and Jamie (Colomba) Kampfe of Blairstown, NJ, 10 grandchildren Jama, Carla, Austin, Hunter, Aysha, Andrew, Karson, Josef, Ariana and Harrison; and ten great grandchildren Caden, Mavin, Jamason, Aubrey, Robbie, Camille, Kobe, Braiden, Kalia, Liliana, and a new one joining the family in January 2020.
RoseMarie was preceded in death by husband, Walter Raymond Kampfe, her parents, sisters, Patricia Stickleman and Katholeen Dalrymple, brother, James Hiles, son-in-law, Don Stratton.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Funeral services were held at American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave G, Gothenburg, Monday, December 30, 2019.
Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be directed to the Gothenburg Public Library, 1104 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138.