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Gunar Kampe
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Obituary for Gunar Kampe

Gunar Kampe, 76, of Berrien Springs, died Saturday morning, Feb. 17, 2018, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Zion United Church of Christ in Baroda with Rev. Dr. Christopher Noffke officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Ruggles Cemetery. Friends may visit 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the church. Memorials may be made to Hanson Hospice Center, or to Come and See Farms, 1801 Rocky Weed Rd., Berrien Springs, MI 49103. Online messages

Gunar was born July 4, 1941, in Latvia, to John and Freda (Linde) Kampe. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 37 years, and he was a member of the Stevensville American Legion Post 568. He worked as a UPS truck driver with an accident-free record for 30 years. Gunar enjoyed woodworking and operating his saw mill, and for several years he had his own greenhouse business and also raised peacocks and racing pigeons. He had a big heart as he volunteered in the poultry barn at the Berrien County Youth Fair for 12 years, and he was always ready to lend a helping hand at the soup kitchen.

He married Marlene Geike on March 27, 1965 in St. Joseph. She survives, along with two daughters, Melissa Payne and Michelle (Chris) Siewert; four grandsons: Jonathan and Jacob Payne, Adam and Branden Siewert; half-sister, Ilena Holder; and step-sister, Marie Schinske.

Preceding him were a daughter, Melinda; his parents; brother, Ervin Kampe; and sisters, Evangeline Metz and Arlene Priest.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zion United Church of Christ

9100 Third Street
Baroda, Michigan 49101





11:00 AM
Zion United Church of Christ

9100 Third Street
Baroda, Michigan 49101

Cemetery Details


Ruggles Cemetery

8530 Stevensville-Baroda Road
Baroda , Michigan 49101

Memorial Contribution

Come and See Farms

1801 Rocky Weed Road
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103

Hanson Hospice Center

4382 Cleveland Avenue
Stevensville, Michigan 49127

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