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Frank Kampa

June 8, 1922 — May 11, 2009

WEBSTER- Frank Kampa, 86, Roslyn and formerly of Webster died on Monday, May 11, 2009 at Strand-Kjorsvig Rest Home in Roslyn. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Burial with Military Rites by Herbert McKennett Post 40, American Legion of Webster will be at St. Otto’s Cemetery. Visitation at Fiksdal Funeral Service (, Webster on Wednesday 2-4 P.M. then continuing at the church until 8 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. Scriptural prayer service. Frank Henry Kampa was born on Thursday, June 8, 1922 to Edward and Anna (Gockowski) Kampa on the family farm near Grenville, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grenville and he attended country school near his home. After he received his education he farmed with his parents on the family farm. In May 1944 he entered the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Ordinance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company during World War II and was stationed in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. After his honorable discharge in 1946 at the rank of Staff Sergeant he returned to the family farm. In 1946 he began working as a mechanic for Vanderlinden Motor Company in Webster. On June 18, 1951 he married Hyacinth Pesall at St. Otto’s Catholic Church in Webster. After their marriage the couple made their home in Webster where six children were born to them. He continued to work for Best Motors in Webster, the Ford dealership, for 36 years as a mechanic. Before his retirement he worked for Webster Scale Service, Inc. and Likness Auto. Frank was a hard worker, and after retirement he continued working as a handyman. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He took pride in his work, his gardening and sharing his knowledge with family and friends. He entered Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in Roslyn in March 2008. Frank was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster, the Webster V.F.W. Post 4690 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He passed away on Monday, May 11, 2009 at Roslyn, South Dakota at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 3 days. Survivors include four sons, LeRoy Kampa of Federal Way, WA, Bob (Vicki) Kampa of Elk River, MN, Raymond and Mark (Vicki) Kampa both of Webster, SD; a daughter, JoAnn (Gordon) Norton of Hot Springs, SD; three sisters, Lillian Hojnacke and Lorraine Johnson both of LaHabra, CA and Veronica Gollnick of Webster, SD; fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Mary Ann, a grandson, Brandon and two brothers.
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