Stoughton- Stoughton- Carl H. Kampmeier, age 59, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, July 13, 2017. He was born in Madison on April 16, 1958, the son of Arne and Carol Kampmeier. Carl graduated from McFarland High School. He worked at Midas in Madison for 29 years. On February 15, 2002 Carl was united in marriage to Barb Smeester. Together with Joe Saelens, and their wives, they owned and operated Meineke for the last 12 and a half years. Carl enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Four Lakes Yacht Club and enjoyed restoring his 1964 "Dumphy" wooden boat. Carl was an avid UW Badger basketball fan. He was a passionate friend and would do anything for anyone. Carl is survived by his wife of 15 years, Barb; daughter, Melissa; son, Josh (Melissa); three grandchildren, Peyton, Zoey and Kendall; mother, Carol Hartshorne; four siblings, Diane Aaroen, Art Kampmeier, Jim (Karen) Kampmeier and Renee (Mark) Kennedy; numerous nieces and nephews; many extended relatives; father-in-law, Arthur Smeester, brother-in-law; Bruce Smeester; sister-in-law, Linnea Hoy; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Arne; step-father, Doug Hartshorne; mother-in-law, Shirley Smeester; and brother-in-law, Michael Hoy. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton followed by a service and a time for sharing stories to start at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow at the McFarland American Legion, 4911 Burma Road, McFarland. Private burial will take place in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, donate online at childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/donate/. A special thank you to the Stoughton EMS and staff of Stoughton Hospital ER for their care and attention of Carl, and to Joe Saelens and his wife Bev, for their friendship and support.
Barb always referred to Carl as her "mensch". Which is a person of loyalty, integrity and honor. An all around good person. All the qualities that everyone would hope for in a great friend, she had in her husband. Carl was also an amazing father, son, brother, uncle, grandpa, friend. Someone to admire... he will be forever missed.
Please share your memories of Carl at: www.CressFuneralService.com.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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