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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You were, and will always be remembered, as a magnificent man. A man all men should strive to be. Life is not fair and your passing proves it. Thank you for loving my sister.
Linnea Smeester Hoy
Inspirational service of a man who became a mensch as the oldest son after his Dad died when he was 10 yo. Standing room only for the beautiful eulogy, memories by loved ones/co workers. Meinke locations closed today in honor and most of the workers were there as well. We love you Barb & family and our hearts go out to you with this unfathomable loss. We can't imagine the pain you're with after living with such a great man each day. Keeping you all in our thoughts/prayers. Love, Kitty & Bob Law
Had A GREAT time working with you at Midas, taught me a lot! Most of which I still use almost daily. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends, I am sure you will be missed.
I am so sorry I couldn't be there for you during this very difficult time, but know my thoughts are with you all. We are so very sorry for your loss, our love and prayers to you all. Kathy Maertz
Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers
So sorry to hear of Carl's sudden death. We appreciated having him and Deb as good neighbors when they lived next to us on Commercial Av. and appreciated the good service and friendly smile we got when we took the car in for new brakes. Sending all of his family our sympathy and love.
Mary and Frank Quartuccio
Words cannot express the deep and sad loss of Carl. He was so kind and giving to everyone. He was always so Positive and supportive . He always had a kind word to say. His kindness touched many lives . He had a great love for his wife and family they were is world. How lucky we all are to have the known an angel that walk amongst us . If God brings you to it ,He will bring to through it!
Thank You Carl for giving me a really good friend (Josh). As a kid, I always enjoyed riding my bike over to "Josh's Dad's House." Thank You for all the times you took us boating and rides in the Chevelle! You always allowed us kids to be kids. My condolences go to the whole Kampmeier Family. Carl was a great man! He will be greatly missed!
Carl was my best friend and confidant for many years. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He had a hand in me growing up to be a good man. Thank you Carl. All the Great memories will always be there. John Zumstein
We are so sad to hear of Carls passing. Carl will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Sending hugs and prayers to his family members. Love Gary and Mary Seiler
Our Deepest Condolences to Carl's family and Friends , He was a Great Leader in the Meineke family...
We are so sorry to hear about Carl. He was definitely one of the good guys! May you find comfort and peace in all the wonderful memories you shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carl was a fantastic person, both in business and as a person. Always had a smile and positive word for everyone. Great guy..
Our thoughts and prayers for Carl's family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Scott and Laurie Olson
I am shocked, I am speechless. I am so sorry Aunt Carol and all of Carl's family.
I knew Carl to be a great businessman, and a man of the utmost honor and integrity. I and the rest of the members of his Meineke family will miss him greatly. Hoping that the fondest memories of Carl will help guide Barb and his family through this difficult time.
Sending all of you my condolences. May Carl Rest In Peace and the memories you have live on forever. Michele, Nathan and Ashley
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Mr. Kampmeier--I'm so sorry his family is suffering this tragedy. I hope that you might gain some comfort from the words of Job 14:15, which promises that our loved ones who are resting can one day be united with us.
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