February 25, 1931 – September 27, 2018

Kenneth W. Krampe, 87, of Sigel, Illinois, passed away at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018, in the Willow Brook of Effingham, Illinois.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in the St. Michael, The Archangel Church of Sigel, Illinois, with the Rev. Father Sunder Ery, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2018, at the Church, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in the St. Michael Cemetery of Sigel, IL, with Military Services conducted by the American Legion Post # 1134 of Sigel, Illinois. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swengel-odell.com. Memorials may be made to The St. Michael, The Archangel Church, 200 Church Street, Sigel, Illinois 62462.

Kenneth was born February 25, 1931, in Sigel, Illinois, the son of Andrew and Esther (Alwerdt) Krampe. Kenneth married Loretta M. Holkenbrink, January 21, 1956, in Sigel, Illinois. He was a member of The St. Michael The Arch Angel Church, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Kenneth was a former member of the Sigel Fire Department and a member the American Legion Post # 1134, all of Sigel, Illinois, and a member of the V.F.W. Post # 1769, of Effingham, Illinois. Kenny was a retired truck driver, operating heavy equipment and farming. He also enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors and if they needed help he was there.

Kenneth leaves his wife Loretta Krampe of Sigel, after sixty-two years of marriage; eight children, Gerard (Karla) Krampe of Sigel, David (Diane) Krampe of Sigel, Sharen (Russell) Sanders of Altamont, Leonard (Mary) Krampe of Sigel, Kenneth Jr. (Kathy) Krampe of Stewardson, Michael (Jodi) Krampe of Sigel, Andrew Krampe of Sigel, and Francis "Fritz" (Lisa) Krampe of Neoga; fifteen grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren.

Mr. Krampe was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Esther Krampe; one granddaughter, Leah Marie Krampe; one brother, LeRoy Krampe; one sister, Matilda Zumbahlen.