Gary Kamke


Gary Kamke, 69 of Graceville, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, October 23, 2023.

Gary was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 27, 1953, to the late Donald Mark and Helen Kalinas Kamke. Gary, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, was a forester and retired from WestRock Paper Mill. He was a member of the Graceville Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Donna Rhoden (Euell), Judy Miller (Jerry), and a niece Dana Stidham.

Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Debra Bolden Kamke, son Casey Kamke (Jessica), daughter Kelli Kamke, two grandsons Zachary Kamke, Jay Kamke, two nephews and a niece Danny Richie (Susan), Jerry Miller, Jr., (Kari) Julie Richie (Charlie), several great nieces and nephews and a host of other family by love.

A Home-going service will be held 11 a.m. (CDT), Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Graceville. The burial will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the church 10 a.m., until the time of the service.

A special “thank you” to Vitas Hospice, especially John, Penny, Tania, Jackie and Chaplain Tim.

Expressions of remembrance and sympathy can be made at


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