Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rolland Gary Kamp, 68, of Austin, died at his home Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 after a three-year struggle with ALS.
He was born May 12, 1941 to Melvin and Luella (Gorman) Kamp in Austin, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1960. He married Sharon Kay Waller on Oct. 19, 1963 in Austin. A self-employed auto mechanic, Rolland also worked for American Can Co., K-Mart Garage, Dibble’s Pontiac and Hormel Foods Corp. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and camping with the family, golfing until his health prevented it, motorcycle riding, working on cars and the house, singing and playing in a band.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kay Kamp of Austin; daughter, Danielle (James) Miller of Stewartville; son, Christopher (Susan) Kamp of Ellendale; three grandchildren, Lyndsie, Brittany and Josh; two sisters, Gloria (Gary) Irwin of Little Falls, Linda Amundson of Minnetonka; four sisters-in-law, Linda (Randy) Langstaff of Austin, Diane (Al) Ungerecht of Northome, Jackie (Butch) Kramber of Glenwood, Lillian Waller of Austin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother; and a brother-in-law, David Waller.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.
The family prefers memorials to ALS Association or the family.
Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.