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Richard “Dick” Joseph Kammerer, age 89 of Albertville, and formerly of Nisswa and Brooklyn Center, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020. He was born October 23, 1931, the son of John and Alice (Curran) Kammerer.

Dick graduated from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He proudly served in the Navy Reserves. Dick was a respected and dedicated worker with NSP for 41 years, beginning his career in the underground to the head of operations, and retiring as a Shift Engineer. He was also involved as a basketball coach for many years, Athletic Director and gym teacher at Our Lady Of Victory in Minneapolis.

On May 3, 1952, Richard Kammerer and Gina Cummings were united in Holy Matrimony at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis. They were blessed with six children.

Dick cherished his time hunting with his boys in South Dakota and traveling to Branson with his girls. His most enjoyable time was at the cabin, sitting on the porch drinking coffee and watching all the boat activity. He loved spending this time at the cabin with his family and friends. He also enjoyed his many fishing trips to Lake of the Woods.

Dick was the most amazing son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa anyone could ask for. He will be dearly missed by everyone!

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Gina; grandson, Jeremy; parents; sister, Pat; brother, Dave; and many other relatives and friends.

Dick is survived by his children, Mark, Jean (Bill), Gary (Cherie), Mary Ellen (Mark), John, Laura (Scott); grandchildren, Jason, Heather, Ryan, Christopher, Kelly, Angie, Lexi, Parker; 7 great-grandchildren; special friend, Karen Buchman; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Melanoma Foundation.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will follow.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Norma and Chris Assmus

    From South Dakota, our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of grief. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

  2. JR and Linda Assmus

    Deepest Sympathy to all the families. Dick was a wonderful person and we were honored to be a part of his life! We will hold on to all the memories! Blessings and prayers to each of you!

  3. Greta and Lyle Brandt

    Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies to all of Dick’s family and friends. A special individual who gave of himself to everyone who was around him. My thanks to Dick’s family of sharing him with my sister, Karen Buchman. God Bless!

  4. Tammy Marlin

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all . ❤️

  5. Terry Hagelberger

    I’m thinking of the Kammerer family today and in the days to come. I have some very fond memories of spending time at their house…and a couple of funny stories come to mind (usually indicating that Mary Ellen was in trouble)! Sending prayers and my deepest condolences.

  6. Mary Ellen

    Dad-I truly can’t imagine my life without you. I have so much to be thankful for. First off is having you as my dad. I am sooo lucky. I will never forget our fishing trips to Lake of the Woods with mom and Kuduk. Those were some of the best times of my life. AND all the amazing memories at the cabin. I will miss you so much! Give mom a hug and please watch over all of us. Love you both😘

  7. Kelly

    My heart is broken without you here. But I am so happy for you to be reunited with grandma after 24 long years apart. I feel beyond blessed to have had you as my grandpa and for the relationship we have always had. The many memories we have I will hold close to my heart and cherish forever. You told me you weren’t leaving this world until you met Gabby and I’m so happy to have shared those moments with you and her. You truly were one of a kind. Rest easy and know how deeply missed you will forever be. I love you so much grampy

  8. Laura

    It’s been one week and it’s been a tough week😢 I miss you so much! I can’t tell you how many times I have picked up the phone … to call you. You left a mark on everyone you met that is for sure … but I was SO lucky to be your daughter, you were the best Dad anyone could ask for… a loving, caring, always there for you kind of Dad. Such a role model for all of us. You had to be a mom and dad to us for the past 24 years… and I can’t THANK you enough for all you did for me. Lexi and Parker were so lucky to have you as their Grandpa…❤️ I know you are in a better place and back with mom….you have 24 years of stories to catch her up on….and we now have 2 guardian angels watching over us all. I love you Dad… give mom a hug for me❤️


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