William A. Kampe, 76, of Railroad street, Frankfort, a Frankfort township supervisor for 31 years and dean of the Will County Board, died suddenly Saturday following a heart attack.
Stricken at his home, he moved St. James Hospital at Chicago Heights, where he died several hours later.
Active until Saturday, his death came as a shock to his co-members of the board and to attaches at the courthouse with whom he worked.
Mr. Kampe served on several important committees of the county board, including the judiciary committee and the committee of right-of-way. He was chairman of both groups. He also was a commissioner of the Will County Forest Preserve District by virtue of being supervisor; and was a member of the Forestry and Improvements Committee of that body.
Born Oct. 5, 1883 in Frankfort township, he was a son of the late John and Emma Kampe. He lived in Frankfort township his entire lifetime. For 35 years he farmed in the township, moving to the village in 1919, where he made his home for the past 41 years. He owned considerable farm property in the area and continued to supervise it over the years.
He first was elected supervisor in 1929 and continued to be re-elected. His current term would have expired next year.
Married to the former Selma Elsner on March 24, 1909, at Frankfort, she preceded him in death in 1928.
Mr. Kampe was a member of the Mt. Joliet Lodge No. 42, A.F.&A.M., the Frankfort Lions Club, the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce and St. Peter's United Church of Christ.
Surviving are a daughter, Wilma now Mrs. William Kaminsky of Banning, Calif.; a son, Henry, of Joliet who is a court reporter and an amateur radio operator; two sisters, Anna now Mrs. Adam Heusner of Frankfort and Charlotte now Mrs. Glenn Folkers of Joliet; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ben Mager, and by a brother, Fred H. Kampe.
Friends may call at the West End Funeral Home, 1340 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, this afternoon and evening.
On Tuesday the body will lie in state at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, at Frankfort from 12:30 p.m. until time for the services at 2 p.m., with the Rev. William J. Riemann officiating. Burial is to be in Pleasant Hills cemetery at Frankfort.
Funeral arrangements by the Zechlin Funeral home at Frankfort.
KAMPE, William A. - Age 76 years. Late of Railroad Street, Frankfort, Ill. Passed away in St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights. Sat., July 9, 1960. Survived by one daughter (Wilma) Mrs. William Kaminsky of Banning, California; one son Henry of Joliet, 2 sisters, (Anna) Mrs. Adam Heusner of Frankfort and (Charlotte) Mrs. Glenn Folkers of Joliet. 4 grandchildren and one-great-grandchild. His wife Selma nee Elsner preceded him in death in 1928. A sister (Amanda) Mrs. Ben Mager and one brother Fred H. Kampe also preceded him in death. Remains resting at West End Funeral Home, 1340 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, were friends may call Monday afternoon and evening. The body will lie in state at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Frankfort, on Tuesday, July 12, from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m., Rev. William J. Riemann officiating. Burial in Pleasant Hills cemetery, Frankfort. Member of Mt. Joliet Lodge No. 42 A.F.&A.M.; Frankfort Lions Club; Frankfort Chamber of Commerce; St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Zechlin Funeral Service, Frankfort.
"W. A. Kampe, Supervisor, Dies at 76," obituary, Joliet Herald-News, 11 July 1960, Vol 56, No 297, pages 2 and 14. microfilm. Joliet Public Library, Joliet, Illinois.
William Kampe, 76, Frankfort township supervisor and a lifelong resident of the village, died Saturday.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Frankfort.
Arrangements are being handled by Zechlin's Funeral service.The body will lie in state Monday afternoon and evening at West End Funeral home.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William Kaminski of California; one son, Henry of Joliet; two sisters, Mrs. Adam Heusner of Frankfort and Mrs. Glen Folkers of Joliet; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Kampe was an uncle of Dr. Fred Kampe of Chicago Heights.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma, and one brother, Fred of Chicago Heights, and a sister, Mrs.Ben Mager.