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.