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Robert "Bud" E. Kaminke

Robert “Bud” E. Kaminke, 89 of Streator and formerly of Long Point passed away Sunday (June 26, 2022) at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.

Private family services will be held at the Winterrowd Funeral Home with burial in the Long Point Cemetery at a later date.

Bud was born on February 21, 1933, in Streator to Russell and Lois (Pickett) Kaminke.  He married Carol Kimpling on August 19, 1956.  She survives.

Also surviving is daughter Susan (Dr. Arthur) Stern of Indianapolis, IN, son Thomas R. (Julie) Kaminke of Long Point, grandchildren, Jennifer Stern, Jeffery (Audra) Stern, James Stern, Carly Kaminke and Connor (Allie) Kaminke, brother-in-law Sam (Sandi) Kimpling of Long Point, sister-in-law Margaret Murray of Streator and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Janet Metz.

Bud graduated from Long Point High School in 1952 and attended Millikin University in Decatur.  He served in the US Airforce during the Korean conflict as an airplane mechanic.  Bud retired from farming in the Long Point area after many years.

He was a former member of the Long Point Volunteer Fire Department, lifetime member of the Long Point Christian Church until it’s closing in Dec. 2019.  Bud was an avid bowler in several leagues at the Bowl Mor Lanes in Streator, he also enjoyed water volleyball at the Flanagan Memorial Pool. 

Memorials may be made to the Park Presbyterian Church, Woodland Athletic Department, Villas of  Holly Brook activity department or a charity of the donors choice.

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Kaminke Family: So sorry to hear of Bud's passing. I bowled with Carol for many years, and I always enjoyed all the fun times I had with Carol and Bud. I have happy memories of those days. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Jane Hart Jul 7 2022 2:04 AM

Tom, Julie, and Family - We are so sorry for your loss. Bud was a wonderful man. You have our deepest sympathy.
Gary and Chris (Zbinden) Dudak

Gary and Chris Dudak Jul 1 2022 10:50 PM

Carol, Susan and Tom we are so sorry to learn of Bud's passing. Our thoughts are with you all.

Dale and Pat Barnard Jul 1 2022 3:05 PM

Tom and Julie
So sorry to learn of Bud’s passing. Our sympathy to your family. Marsha and Dick Holland

Marsha Holland Jun 29 2022 6:10 PM

Carol and family, so sorry to hear of Buds passing. I have always looked up to Bud and Carol. Their love and faith is amazing. He will be greatly missed.. Sending love, hugs and prayers from Tennessee

Annette Tharp Jun 28 2022 11:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bud" Kaminke

Reyne Tinder Jun 28 2022 7:11 PM

So sorry to hear of Bud's passing. He always was a fixture in the Long Point church and a great leader. Prayers and sympathies to the family.

Elaine Cook Goerne Jun 28 2022 10:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bud" Kaminke

Rhonda Sonny Wiechman Jun 28 2022 10:49 AM

so sorry to hear of bud,s passing he and my dad were great friends matt will miss him riding in the truck with him during harvest time and there talks of long ago times ..great stories.. our prayers are with you at this time

Rita,,Matt,,Bri Washko Jun 28 2022 10:15 AM

Prayers and thoughts for the Kaminke Family!

Scotty Schultheis Jun 28 2022 8:17 AM

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