Feb 24, 1936 – April 26, 2018
Gerri Kampe passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018. She was born in Lexington, Neb. on February 24, 1936 to Ricus and Elizabeth Block. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1953 and the Lincoln General School of Nursing in 1957. She was married to Don Kampe in 1958 and moved to Auburn, Neb. in 1960. It was there that Don and Gerri had two children, Jane and Doug. Gerri was active in civic and church activities as well as her children’s school activities. Don and Gerri later moved to Omaha where she was a member of the Assistance League of Omaha, Oak Hills Country Club, and involved with many activities at Morning Star Lutheran Church.
Gerri is survived by daughter, Jane Lynam (Mike) of Omaha; son, Doug Kampe (Deb) of Eden Prairie, Minn.; grandchildren: Brittany Nanzig (Nick Haase), Max Nanzig, Paige Lynam, Madison Lynam, and Sarah Lynam; sister, Arlene Aden (Rodney); sisters-in-law, Bonnie Block and Gail Block; many nieces and nephews and their spouses, children, and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Kampe; brothers: Virgil, Vernon, Archie, and Al Block; sister-in-law, Helen Block.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Wednesday, May 9th at 11:30am, Morning Star Lutheran Church, 331 S. 85th Ave. Private Interment. Memorials are suggested to Morning Star Lutheran Church or to the family for their choice of charity.
“My second home in town” was always how I described where I was headed when I went to the Kampe’s. Mrs. Kampe always welcomed me with open arms and the best mocha bars on the planet (as well as everything else she made). Hosting sleep overs, putting together wacky cheerleader outfits for the powder puff game, cast parties, tolerating me on weekends at their lake and being host couple at our wedding (when most of the attendees canceled on that blizzard day) are just a fraction of the ways she showed her love to us. A classy lady that always had it together even when the cat got lost at the lake. She will be deeply missed. I am so sorry for the loss that you are feeling. Prayers to everyone.