Kenneth R. Kammel

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Kenneth R. Kammel

February 10, 1933 - February 14, 2019

Kenneth R. Kammel Kenneth R. Kammel
COON VALLEY -- Kenneth R. Kammel, 86, of rural Coon Valley was called to his heavenly home Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, with his family by his side.
He was born Feb. 10, 1933, in La Crosse, to Rudy and Lucy (Klug) Kammel. He attended St. Joseph's Ridge School. Kenneth served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean Conflict. He married Carol Jean Flock July 31, 1956, at St. Mary's Ridge Catholic Church. He drove a milk route for several years and then farmed near Coon Valley for many years, retiring in 2000. He then worked at Villa St. Joseph in maintenance and tended the many flower gardens until 2009. Kenneth was a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116. He was a former member of the La Crosse Area Beekeepers and the St. Joseph's Lions Club.
He had the gift of gab and was gracious to everyone. He was very giving of his time and generous with his baked goods and jams. He was also well known for Kenny's sweet corn.
Survivors include eight children, Daniel (Kathryn) of Onalaska, Debra (Donald) Bahr of La Crosse, Dennis of Coon Valley, James (Regina) of Coon Valley, John (Lorie) of Coon Valley, Pat of Coon Valley, Carl (Lisa) of La Crosse, Monica (Frank) Koltermann of Barre Mills; 17 grandchildren, Tara Kammel, Krista (Ryan) Schlicht, Christopher Bahr, Scott (Stefanie) Bahr, Tammy (Dan) Pertile, Kyle Kammel, Max Kammel, Dallas Kammel, Alexander, Victoria and Gloria Laugalis, Benjamin (Brianna) Kammel, Zachary Kammel, Kendon Kammel, Alton Kammel, Heleyna Kammel and Tanner Koltermann; Debra and Donald's host son from Brazil, Nilo Duarte; 10 great-grandchildren, Keira and Lincoln Schlicht, Kayla and Ariana Bahr, Taylor, Jordan and Cameron Pertile, Everett, Kayleigh and Sutton Kammel; a host son from Germany, Harald Schindler; two brothers, Donald (Patricia) of Coon Valley and Reiney (Darlene) of La Crosse; two sisters, Marian Roesler of La Crosse and Marcie (Syl Jr.) Leibl of Coon Valley; two sisters-in-law, Rosella Kammel of West Salem and Ettie Kammel Thiele of La Crosse; many other relatives and friend; and Max, his beloved canine companion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol Jean; two brothers, Gerald and Eugene Kammel; and a sister Evelyn Mikshowsky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph's Ridge, with Fr. Konopa officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church and also from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.
The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Coon Valley American Legion or the Freedom Honor Flight.
A special thank you to the staff of Hillview Terrace and Comfort Keepers for their excellent care.
Published on February 17, 2019
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Bonnie Richardson
Feb 26, 2019
I was blessed by Kenny's kindest and loved hearing all of his stories. Loved all his homemade goodies-especially the dill pickles! I always told him that he would make someone a good wife🤗He also taught some good euchre tricks! You were blessed with a beautiful family and you are now at peace.
Dan and Laura Steiger
Feb 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss, may our Lord comfort you all at this time, he was a good man. So sorry unable to make funeral, we were in Texas when we heard about Kenny!
Nancy Jo Pradovic
Feb 20, 2019
Pat, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My prayers and blessings to you and your family.
Jim Schams & Judy
Feb 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father & grandfather. He was a hard worker and will be remembered for the kindness he gave to so many. In our prayers.
Rudy Schmidt and family
Feb 19, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Ken was a friendly guy. Sending prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Fr Tim Welles
Feb 19, 2019
So sorry to hear that Ken passed away while I am out of town! I will always remember visiting him! God bless all of you during this most difficult time .
The Bagstads
Feb 19, 2019
To honor Ken, a donation has been made to The Freedom Honor Flight. May the great memories in your hearts uplift you.

Jeff & Gale
Flahive Family
Feb 18, 2019

The Flahive family is sending our love from Colorado. We all wish we could be there on Wednesday to pay our respects. Ken was an inspiration with his immense love for his family, friends, farm, and faith. Kellen and I were partially raised on the Kammel farm and we could not be more grateful to Ken for providing us that opportunity. He raised amazing sons, John and Jim, that then raised Zach and Dallas who became our best friends. Ken shared so much love, passing the boundaries of the family, and reaching many others.

-Kellen, Tom, Kathy, Cricket
Lori Dagendesh
Feb 17, 2019
I am sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. My sincere condolences. I always enjoyed talking to him and listening to his stories.
Mark kendhammer
Feb 17, 2019
RIP. Kenneth. Prayers to the rest of the family