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.