Donald C. ‘Don’ Kampfer
Sept. 13, 1932 — Oct. 5, 2017

Donald C. “Don” Kampfer went to his heavenly home on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the age of 85 years. Don was born on September 13, 1932, the son of Carl and Evelyn Kampfer. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ribidou, on April 14, 1955. Don was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was an avid runner who participated in many marathons over the years, including the Boston Marathon. Don was a horseshoe pitcher and he was a member of the International Barber Shop Harmony Society. He also taught high school industrial arts class for over 30 years. He will always be remembered for his uncanny ability to fix anything handed to him.

Don proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Don will be dearly missed by his wife, Pat; children, the Rev. Russell (Lori) Kampfer, Peter Kampfer , Michael Kampfer and Joyce (Fred) Refior; grandchildren, Amy (Jerry), Trey (Katie), Daniel (Melaina), Karis, Aria, Blake and Timothy; great-granddaughter, Julie; and sisters, Jean (Maurie) Olsen and Mary (Phil) Sanders. Don is further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Corinne Olsen.

The visitation for Don will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 470 N. Oak Crest Drive, Wales, WI 53183.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the family which will be given to benefit a charity of their choice.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit