Kenneth Kammerer

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Kenneth KammererKenneth H. Kammerer age 71 of Redwood Falls passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Redwood Area Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls.

Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Private family burial will be in Redwood Falls Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ken Kammerer was born November 21, 1941 in Redwood Falls, MN to Harold and Amanda (Tordsen) Kammerer. He attended country school southwest of Redwood Falls for eight years and graduated from Wabasso High School in 1959. On March 12, 1960 Ken married Barbara Bill at the EUB Church in Wabasso. Together the couple made their home in Redwood Falls. Ken worked at the Brands Mobile gas station and at Montgomery Ward for 10 years. He also worked for Nelson Schjaastad Hardware before opening his own plumbing business which he operated for many years. Ken then became the building inspector for the City of Redwood Falls and Olivia for 17-1/2 years, retiring in 2010. He then drove for Kohls Weelborg Ford up until entering the hospital. Ken was a resident of Redwood Falls for 53 years, where he also served at Redwood Falls Fire Marshall. Ken was a Minnesota Licensed Master Plumber for 30 years. He was appointed to the Minnesota State Plumbing Board by Governor Pawlenty. He also served on the Minnesota Code Construction Advisory Committee. Ken was a member of the Redwood Falls Fire Department for 30 years and was chief for 11 years, and a member of the Redwood Falls Golf Course Board for 6 years. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, 4-wheeling, and motorcycling in his younger years. Ken loved driving and traveling, and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed a lively debate.

Ken is survived by his wife Barb of 53 years; children: Lorie (Jim) Palusky of St. Cloud, Cathy (Randy) Schuldt of Eagan, and Kimberli Jahnz of Redwood Falls; grandchildren: Trevor and Jordan, David and Jenna, Brandon (fiancée Brittney), Brittany, Courtney, and Zachary; and great grandchildren: Kaelynn, Easton, Kendra, and Kenley. He is also survived by his brother Wayne (Phyllis) Kammerer of Darwin, sister Carol (Lyle) McCarty of Rosemount, and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and aunt Stella Kammerer.

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