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Services & Obituaries

Chase Verwolf
April 12, 1992 ~
January 10, 2019
Date of Service: January 23, 2019

Lori Murdoch
December 4, 1968 ~
January 18, 2019
Date of Service: January 23, 2019

Louise Bates
March 15, 1942 ~
January 21, 2019
Date of Service: January 24, 2019

Ann Pilgeram
January 28, 1927 ~
January 17, 2019

Leola Brelsford
March 22, 1935 ~
January 15, 2019

Eugene Brodeur
September 14, 1938 ~
January 13, 2019

Marilyn A. Carter
January 16, 1939 ~
January 12, 2019

Donald Lutz
September 20, 1951 ~
January 12, 2019

James Parks
January 27, 1973 ~
January 11, 2019

Mary Simmons
January 25, 1926 ~
January 10, 2019


Bert Kamps

December 8, 1923 ~ October 12, 2018

Visitation: October 17, 2018 9:00 to 10:00 AM
   Location: Bethel Christian Reformed Church
Service: October 17, 2018 11:00 AM
   Location: Bethel Christian Reformed Church
Graveside Service: October 17, 2018 Churchill Cemetery
   Location: 10:00 AM

Bert L. Kamps, 94, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Parkhaven in Manhattan, MT.  He was born on December 8, 1923, to Borgert and Trientje Kamps in Manhattan, the youngest of ten children.  He farmed and lived in the Gallatin Valley his whole life.  He drove school bus for Manhattan Christian School for 17 years.

Bert married Harriet Droge on October 18, 1946.  He passed away one week short of their 72nd anniversary.  They had four children, Duane (Helen) Kamps, Arlene (Loren) Oostema, Delbert (Audrey Ligtenberg Ulmen), Nancy (Arnold) Ligtenberg. They have 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his son, Delbert; three grandchildren, Tyler and Andrew Ligtenberg and Bertina Kamps; and all his siblings.

Bert loved music. He spent time playing his guitar, harmonica and singing.  Bert and his daughter, Arlene, sang many duets together.  He was a member of the Gallatin Valley Men’s Choir, the Chord Rustlers and Gideons International.  He was an avid fisherman and loved hunting.

The family would like to thank Compassus Hospice, Leslie, volunteers, William, Amanda, and many others who cared for Bert and to our loving friends and caretakers at Parkhaven: Crystal, Misti, Eva, Barbara, Christine, Nick.  We are eternally grateful for the entire staff.

Visitation for Bert will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church.  Interment will take place at 10 a.m. at Churchill Cemetery followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m. at Bethel Church.

Memorials may be made in Bert’s name or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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