June Betty Kamrath

june kamrath
June B. Kamrath, age 76, of New Hampton, IA died unexpectedly in New Hampton. June Betty Kamrath was born on June 22, 1933 to Edward and Sylvia (Klossowsky) Linkemeyer in New Hampton, IA. June graduated from New Hampton High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Robert K. Kamrath on October 14, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Bob and June had two children Deb and Cindy. June was employed as a bookkeeper all of her professional life. Her life was devoted to her family, her pride in her work, and her compassion for others. She inspired and encouraged friends and family with her hand written letters. We will miss her creative spirit and homemade cookies! As a family, we thank her for her unconditional love and quiet strength. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. June is survived by her husband Robert of 57 years; two daughters Deb and Tom Speltz of New Hampton, IA and Cindy Perry of Louisville, KY; two grandsons Jason Speltz of New Hampton, IA and Michael Perry of Louisville, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two grandsons Alexander and Ryan Speltz. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to June's family. Cemetery: Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery at a later date. Service: A Celebration of Junes Life will be held from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall with a time of sharing at 6:00pm.

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  1. Bob, Cindy, Deb and families: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. She was a wonderful person and talked highly of her entire family. Our sincere sympathy, Dennis and Mary Buckendahl

  2. Bob, Cindy, Deb and family. We were so shocked to hear about June’s passing. I enjoyed running into her and chatting to catch up on what was going on in her life. She always took the time to send a personal, handwritten note at our anniversary or at Christmas time. Something rarely seen anymore. She will be missed. May God be with you during the days ahead.

  3. Bob, Deb, Cindy & Family:
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a wonderful wife & Mom. I reflect on all the years of memories being neighbors to your family & all the good times. It is never easy in loosing a loved one, we can only remember all the good times of such a loving person June was to everyone.
    She was truely a anchor and dynamic individual! We are
    in AZ for the next few weeks & will be unable to attend the
    service. We send our love & prayers to you all.
    God Bless – Darcy & Kim O’Laughlin & Family
    Minnesota City, MN

  4. Jason and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. June was a terrific person and will be greatly missed. You are all in my prayers. Take care of each other.
    Christina, Gabrielle and August Throndson

  5. Sorry for your lose. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Bob and all the family> May God Bless. Larry/Jane

  6. Bob & family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, mother, & grandmother. June was such a caring and thoughtful person. You have our deepest sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. God bless all of you.

  7. Bob and family, we”re so sorry to her of June”s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be missed by all. Leo and Bev

  8. Bob and family~~ Myself and the girls are very sorry for the unexpected passing of June~~ we will miss chatting with her this summer when she was busy working in the yard next door. She was so full of spunk and life. She will be missed much.
    Love and prayers~~ Staci, Delanie, Branigan and Kinsli

  9. Bob, Deb, Cindy, Tom, and boys, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to you. We cannot believe this has happened, our prayers are with you. We will be over to visit, soon. Love you, Zo & John

  10. Dear Bob and family,
    My husband, Bob, and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. June was a special and kind person whom I always enjoyed visiting with when she came into Bennett’s Pharm. I still have and treasure the beautiful note she wrote to us when my father died 5 years ago. It brings tears to my eyes and comfort whenever I read it. Her awareness of other people’s needs and spiritual depth was very evident. May you have peace knowing that she is now with her loving God.

  11. Deb, Cindy and families – Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Your Mom was such a special person. She will be greatly missed. Hold all of your memories close to your heart.
    Let us know if you need anything. Our prayers are with you all.

  12. Deb, Tom, Jason and Family-We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. I am very sad about June’s passing. She was a wonderful person with a kind heart, often thinking of others before herself. I enjoyed her letters and cards tremendously over the years. She raised two beautiful daughters and I will remember her as a dedicated wife, mother and daughter. She was a blessing by many things she said and did. The world will miss her but it is a better place because of her. Such a loss to us. I know God is holding her close and He’s holding us close too.


  15. Kamrath and Speltz Families: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. May God bless and guide you. You have many fond memories of June to treasure. She will be missed by many. May you find peace and comfort from those that are also sharing in your loss. With Sympathy, Dennis D. Pagel

  16. Sending our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. I’ll always remember the visits I had with your mom either in the store or when I would be out at moms grave- your mom was always attempting to find that one weed that may be growing or the rock that she might have missed in the field! She always had time to chat and I will surely miss those times! Take care and may God hold you all extra close in these next few weeks. Take care and God Bless each of you!

  17. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You & alll of your family have our deepest sympathy. I just talked with June the other day and she told me how sorry she was to hear of my recent loss. She was a very kind and gentle person. She will be sadly missed.

  18. Words cannot express my deepest sympathy to Robert and the entire Kamrath Family. June was such a warm and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you Robert, and also with your entire family.

    Warmest Personal Regards,

    Mark Hereid

  19. Bob, Deb Cindy and families. My heart and prayers go out to all of you in this time of sorrow. It is always hard losing one that is dear to our hearts but remember she is in a better place now and we will all rejoin her in our next life. Again my thoughts and prayers ……Denny

  20. Bob, Deb, Cindy and families:
    We are so sorry to hear about June’s sudden death. Although it`s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  21. Bob, I was very surprised and saddened to hear of June’s passing. She always seemed invincible to me for she was such a strong lady. My respect was and will be always with her. My immediate thoughts were for you and hope that you will know that many of us care for you as a dear friend. My sympathies to all your family. Sandy

  22. Bob, please accept my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. June was a great person. She will be missed.

    Tim Eschweiler and family

  23. Cindy and Deb, sorry to hear about your mother’s death. She will be missed. I always enjoyed our chats when I would run into her. Deb Thorne

  24. Deb and Cindy,
    I am sorry to hear about your mother’s death. June has always been an inspiration to me. Judy

  25. So sorry to hear about your mother. You have our sympathy, and your are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless you !

  26. June was such a wonderful friend. The last time I saw her she went out of her way to talk to me. She had to walk across the street to the post office when she had been walking the opposite direction That was the type of person June was, always going out of her way for you whether it was making cookies on the holidays and running them to the cleaners or writing notes after car accidents. She was always there as a dear friend. I will certainly miss her.

  27. So sorry for your loss of such a special lady. June had such a gift of eloquent writing thank you and sympathy messages which I was blessed to receive from her and will now cherish. God Bless! Sharon (Mrs. Tom) Babcock

  28. To all of Junes”s family , You’re in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time and lI hope the wonderful memories are thought of often. I really enjoyed our visits when she called or came in to the bank she was a dear lady . Jeanine & Ken

  29. June was born 11 days after I was. Our mothers were good friends and started sending each of us a birthday card from the age of 1 year. June and I continued the birthday greetings nearly all of our lives.

    My heart is heavy. I will miss her very muich.

    God be with you in your time of grief.



  30. We were shocked and saddened to learn of June’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you be comforted in God’s love as June rejoices in His company. Peace be with you.

  31. We were sorry to hear about June’s unexpected death. She was always so active and busy doing things. It’s hard to imagine we won’t be seeing her out and about again. I will especially miss talking to June at the bank. She was a friend to many. With deepest sympathy for your family’s loss….Bill & Judy Riley

  32. Dear Bob and Deb and family,
    I just read in the paper of June’s passing. My heart goes out to you. She was such a beautiful and strong person. I always injoyed our little talks. I am so sorry I didn’t know the other day when I saw you Deb on my walk. I would have given you a huge hug. God Bless you . All our love Scott Peggy Beau Blaine and Raegan.

  33. Bob,Deb and Cindy I am sorry to hear of the death of your wife and mom.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .May the memories keep a warmth in your heart. Bob < I di d so enjoy seeing you and June at the memorial day parade in Alta Vista a few years ago,we had a good visit rehashing the past.....Sharon Pickar Reicks

  34. Deb, Cindy and Bob, So sorry to hear of June’s passing. You have our sincere sympathies. I have many memories of your mom when we were growing up…..I ran into her a couple of years ago and had a nice visit with her.

  35. Sorry to hear of June’s passing. She was a wonderful person and always had a caring heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  36. We wanted to extend our deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of your wife and mother. June was always such a pleasant person to chat with whenever you saw her. May God grant you strength while you grieve and comfort in the joy of knowing you will all be together again for eternity! God bless!
    Joe and Sharon

  37. You have our deepest sympathy. June was such a busy lady. We will miss seeing her working at the farm as we passed by. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you have peace knowing she is now an angel watching over you all.

  38. So sorry to the family/friends for the loss of such a wonderful lady. I will always remember her for her smile, and her big hello when I seen her around town. such a sweet lady, full of so much life and spunk! I got to know her from doing home visits with her mother and also caring for her mother in the nursing home. Very hard working too. Will miss seeing her working on old 63 while driving to town- such a hardworker and a great, great person!

  39. Dear Deb and family sorry to hear about your mother’s death. May God comfort you and your family at this time and always. I was grateful for your mother’s hand written notes of love and encouragement in my own life. She touched me with her words of kindness. May you be comfort knowing she is in heaven with the ones we miss so dearly. Sincerely Vickey Kobliska

  40. With Heartfelt Sympathy to the Kamrath family,
    May you find comfort in the word of God and in the knowledge that others sympathize with you in your loss. Since this may be one of the hardest things we will ever have to cope with, the bible offers hope. Pointing to a glorious time, Isaiah 25:8 says, “God will actually swallow up death forever and Jehovah God will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.” Please read John 5:28,29. It has helped many bereaved persons and myself. I pray it does the same for you.

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