Garden Chapel

Murray Kamerick

November 2, 2011
Pella, Iowa

1:30 P.M. Saturday, November 5, 2011
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

After 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 4, 2011
with family present 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Hospice of Pella

Portergrove Cemetery
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Murray Kamerick
Pella, Iowa
(Age 86)

April 2, 1925 - November 2, 2011

Murray Kamerick, son of John and Muriel Sytsma Kamerick, was born April 2, 1925, in Pella, Iowa. He passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House at the age of eighty-six.

Murray received his early education at a country school near his home. 

On October 11, 1944, Murray was united in marriage with Letha Alexander in Pella. To this union four children were born: Ronald, Connie, Sue, and Patricia. Murray and Letha started their married life in Oskaloosa while Murray worked in the coal mine. Later he worked at the Hormel Plant in Ottumwa, farmed with his father, and then operated Pella Sand and Gravel near Pella.

Leading a hardworking, simple life on the farm with family was his life. He enjoyed planting, harvesting, and checking his crops, going to the river to watch nature, and walks on the sand bar searching for rocks.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Letha; three daughters: Connie Lee Tollion of Des Moines, Sue Swank of Pella, and Patricia Unruh of Branson, Missouri; nine grandchildren; twelve great- grandchildren; brother: Golmore Kamerick and his wife, Gladys, of Dallas, Iowa; sister, Edith Van Wyk of Grinnell; and brother-in-law, Hans De Vries of Des Moines.

Preceding him in death was: his parents; son, Ronald Gene; brothers, Don and his wife Viola, Arnold and his wife Beverly; sister, Mary Lou De Vries; and brother-in-law, Dave Van Wyk.
Wife: Letha Kamerick

                        Ronald Gene Kamerick (deceased)
                                    Scott (Jodie) Kamerick-Cohen
                                                Jordan, Macee, Cameron,
                                                Ethan & Reese

                        Connie Lee Tollion
                                    Kimberly Tollion
                                    Amy Tollion

                        Sue Swank
                                    Angela Swank-Kirby
                                                Brooke, Stoyn, & Skylar Kirby
                                    Chad (Amy) Swank

                        Patricia Unruh
                                    Mike Gullion
                                    Julie Mortimer
                                    Brianna Mortimer
                                    Brooke Mortimer

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