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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
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Gary Kamppinen

Gary Oscar Kamppinen

Saturday, December 11, 1954 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
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March 24, 2020 Calumet
Gary O. Kamppinen, 65, a resident of Calumet passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2020 at U.P. Health System Marquette. He was born on December 11, 1954 in Bruce Crossing, the son of the late Oscar and Martha (Ranta) Kamppinen.
Gary graduated from Trout Creek High School in 1973. He was employed at Smurfit Stone Paper Mill in Ontonagon for 30 years. He then worked at the Econo Food deli until retiring.
On January 1, 2011 he was united in marriage to Brenda Limback Lahti.
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister Arlene (John) Kaare.
Gary enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, he was a very dedicated and loving father and grandfather. He loved summers at his family home in Bruce Crossing, hunting, Bete Grise, (which he referred to as “bay de Gary), and the Green Bay Packers, Gary loved his time with his wife, Brenda and their little dog Bubba and cat Tabby.
Gary and his cousin Alvin Hiitola were life-long friends, sharing many hunting and Green Bay Packers victories and defeats.
Gary was a kind, quiet, and meticulous man and he will be greatly missed by everybody who had a chance to know and love him.
Surviving are his wife Brenda
Son: Tim (Amanda) Kamppinen of Grand Rapids, MI
Stepchildren: Ben (Kirsten) Lahti and Mandi Flowers of Calumet.
Grandchildren: Draven, Marley, Audrey, Sylvia, Oliver, and Mabel.
Special Cousins: Alvin Hiitola, Gloria (Cliff) Peltola and Ed (Sandy) Avedisian. Nephews Billy (Rae) & Jay (Carolyn) Kaare, and many other cousins.

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Bill and Raemie

Posted at 03:56pm
A man of few words but always so kind and thinking of everyone! So hard to say good bye! You will be missed!
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Alvin Hiitola

Posted at 07:35am
Remembering all our adventures and good times together and the most heartfelt condolences to your entire family. Good bye old friend.
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Posted at 01:44pm
Brenda, I’m sending my prayers and love to you and your family at this very sad time. May the fond memories you have of your beloved Gary help you through this very difficult time. Gods peace be with you and your family.
Kathy and Dean Kari

Pat Ovist

Posted at 01:37pm
Brenda; I just saw this in the Gazette and my heart is breaking for you. This is such a difficult time in general and to pour on this grief must be overwhelming! God Bless YOU🙏💕

Mary Jolly

Posted at 08:57pm
Brenda and family, You have my deepest sympathy. Mary Jane Jolly

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