Gerald M. Kamke

Gerald M. Kamke, 79, Green Bay, died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2017, with his children and sister by his side after courageously battling cancer. Born on Aug. 26, 1938, in Green Valley, he is the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Doering) Kamke. On Oct. 14, 1967, he married Dorothy Sonnenberg (preceded in death, 2014) in Green Bay and they renewed their vows five years ago. He is retired from Proctor & Gamble after many years of service. Gerald enjoyed assembling models, hunting and fishing, and running bingo at Villa West Apartments.

Gerald is survived by his three children, Gerald Kamke, Green Bay, Ron (Denise) Kamke, and Kelly (Bob) Mehorczyk, Manitowoc; six grandchildren, Hayley Kamke (special friend Andrew), Adam Kamke (special friend Samantha), Ryan Mehorczyk (special friend Lexi), Kyle Mehorczyk, Chelsea Lemerond and Jessica Lemerond; one great-grandson, Hayden Kamke; sister Sharon Luebke; three brothers-in-law, Billy Sonnenberg, Arthur Sonnenberg and Albert Sonnenberg; six sisters-in-law, Margie (Bill) Harvath, Diane (Loren) Dissmore, Vicki (Steve) Fick, Susie Nushart, Sandy (Kevin) Bayer and Helen (Brian) Sterling; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Leo Luebke, and his in-laws, William and Shirley Sonnenberg; sister-in-law, Peggy Sonnenberg; and one nephew, Ben Sonnenberg.

Visitation will be at Green Bay Community Church, 600 Cardinal Lane, Friday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. with a celebration of Gerald’s life starting at noon in the chapel, with Kim Sechler officiating. Simply Cremation is assisting the family with services.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Mary’s and Rennes, Manor Care-West and Heartland Hospice.