James Kamphake, 57James “Jim” Peter Kamphake, age 57, lifelong resident of Parkers Prairie, died suddenly while working out of town, Friday, June 1, 2012, at Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro, North Dakota.
James “Jim” Peter Kamphake, age 57, lifelong resident of Parkers Prairie, died suddenly while working out of town, Friday, June 1, 2012, at Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro, North Dakota.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Williams Catholic Church in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Fr. LeRoy Scheierl officiating. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, J.R. and Nick Kamphake, Lee, Tanner and Brett Tetrick, Aaron, Cody and Cole Hinderscheid, Chase Steinbring and Hunter and Levi Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Isabella and A.J.; and nieces, Kayla Hindersheid and Sydney Steinbring.
Visitation is Tuesday, June 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. with parish prayers at 7 p.m. at the church and continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Jim was born June 17, 1954 to Henry A. “Pete” and Jo Ann A. (Buschke) Kamphake in Parkers Prairie. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Williams Catholic Church. He graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1972. While still in school, Jim started working in the family business of road construction and excavating, eventually owning and operating his own trucking business.
He was united in marriage to Deb McIntire on May 11, 1974 at Esther Lutheran Church in rural Parkers Prairie. Jim and Deb were married for 25 years and raised their children, Rick and Tonya, together. For the past 20 years, Jim had worked with his brother, John, for his company, J.J.’s. He enjoyed lake activities in his earlier years and especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and cutting wood. He was a former member of St. Williams Catholic Church.
Jim is survived by his son, Rick Kamphake of Alexandria; daughter, Tonya (Tony) Woodworth of Parkers Prairie; parents, Pete and Jo Ann Kamphake of Parkers Prairie; brother, John (Jennifer Pullins) Kamphake of Parkers Prairie; four sisters, Jane (Randy) Hinderscheid of Holmes City, Judy (Daniel) Tetrick and Janet Steinbring, both of Alexandria and Joyce (Jeff) Arnold of Parkers Prairie; two grandchildren, Isabella and A.J. Woodworth; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry, in 1976; and grandparents.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service, www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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