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“Cindy, You have my heartfelt sympathy. I didn't hear of Bert's passing until a few minutes ago and my heart breaks for you. I know you will...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Urban - Struble, IA

“My deepest sympathy to a wonderful family. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Arlin Buyert - Leawood, KS

“Cindy, I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know how much you loved him and how much time you have devoted to him. I have to say, when I...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Joanie Overman - Le Mars, IA

“I will miss Bert. He was a neat guy. I often helped him with bingo at the Manor,in fact I helped him on Friday so was so shocked that he passed...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Doris Haage - Ply Manor Promoter

“Cindy, sorry to hear your father has passed and know that you were very close to your dad and I'm sure your dad was thankful you were around for him....Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Lance & Patty Sitzmann - LeMars, IA

“CINDY SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD. YOU SPENT SO MUCH TIME WITH HIM AT THE MANOR.YOU WILL NOW HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES FOR ALL YOU DID FOR HIM. HE...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: KAREN PITTS - LEMARS, IA - FRIEND

“We have very fond memories of Uncle Bert. He was such a card and he will be missed. God bless you Bert! We love you! Bob. Pat, Chad ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Robert and Patricia Seivert - WI

“Thoughts and Prayers to your Family at this time.He was a great guy with a smile on his face.He was a good jokester when you talked to him.I haven't...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sandy (Klein) Pedro - Sheldon, IA

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Marlene Miller - Friend of Cindy

“Cindy - I was sorry to hear of the death of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Shea - Le Mars, IA - friend

“Cindy, You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. Your dedication to your dad was inspiring to many of us with parents at Plymouth...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jayne Ryan - LeMars, IA - friend

“Dear Verna, Sorry for your loss. I always thought your dad was funny and always very friendly. I can see where you get your sense of humor from. Love...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Doug Hass - Joplin, MO - Friend

“Our sympathy and prayers are with you. We really have many wonderful memories of Bert coming into the Matlock store. We shared coffee and many...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Roger & LaDonna Kruse

“Aiko, Goldie, and family- I am so very sorry to hear about the lost of your father, grandgfather, and great grandfather. Please know that all of...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Tina - Niece

“Uncle Bert was such a sweet guy. You could always visit with him so easily. I have fond memories of him when I was living in Sheldon, growing up. ...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Petersen - great niece


Bert Kamies, age 90, of LeMars, Iowa, formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Plymouth Manor in LeMars, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Craig Nissen officiating.

Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Bert Kamies was born on June 20, 1922 in Sheldon, Iowa. He was the son of Aiko and Johanna (Solsma) Kamies and the youngest of nine children. He lived his youth in the Ashton and Melvin, Iowa area and attended country school in rural Ashton.
He was united in marriage to Lucille Bernice Van Maanen of Rock Valley, Iowa on November 2, 1949 in Middleburg, Iowa. They lived in Middleburg where Bert farmed on her parents' farm. In the 1960s, they moved to Sheldon where Bert hauled cream for Boyden Creamery (later AMPI). He also hauled eggs for Boyden Co-op. He then worked for Chase Lumber Company in Sheldon until he retired in 1985. Lucille (Blondie) passed away on May 19, 1994.
Bert was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Sheldon.
Bert and Lucille enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and taking bus trips to Las Vegas and Nashville and stopping at a few casinos on the way. Bert enjoyed visiting with people, drinking coffee, reading westerns and playing cards. He had a dry sense of humor and liked to tell jokes! He liked baking for bake sales and helping with Meals on Wheels.
In 2005, Bert moved to Plymouth Manor in Le Mars, Iowa. He enjoyed listening to Polka music. He especially enjoyed the birthday parties and celebrating Father's Day, when surrounded by his family. Bert was very content with life.
He passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Plymouth Manor in Le Mars.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Aiko R. and Goldie Kamies of Boyden, IA; Janice Arguello of Wichita Falls, TX; Verna Seivert of Jackson, MN and Cindy Kamies of Le Mars, IA. Grandchildren and great grandchildren: Trisha and Cody Dummett and daughter, Kendra; Tammy and Phillip Hill and their children, Katlyn and Carter; Alan and Tamara Kamies and their children, Corey and Kaylee; and Rob Seivert. Sisters-in-law: Mary Kamies and Jeanette (Mars) Jager both of Orange City, IA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his parents; son, Delbert Kamies; daughter: JoAnn Kamies (stillborn); 3 brothers: John (Nellie) Kamies, Henry Kamies, Jake (Martha) Kamies; 5 sisters: Jen Wenzel, Tillie (Gerrit) Hector, Kate (Art) Molenkamp, Henrietta (Emery) Molenkamp, Bernice (Don) Seivert; and special friend Ruth Grave.
Bert's family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at Plymouth Manor for their care of Bert.

In Loving Memory Of
Bert Kamies
Born: June 20, 1922
Passed Away: January 19, 2013
Age: 90 years, 6 months and 30 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sheldon, Iowa
Family Prayer Service at 10:15 A.M.

OFFICIATING
Rev. Craig Nissen

MUSIC
Organist: Dorothy Breuer
Congregational Songs
"The Borning Cry" Blue Book
"Count Your Blessings" Sheet Music
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus" pg 439

CASKET BEARERS
George Schnieder Alan Kamies
Phillip Hill Cody Dummett
Rob Seivert Mike Seivert
Jason Mars

INTERMENT
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Sheldon, Iowa

Following interment, the Kamies family invites
you to fellowship and lunch at the church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY
Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service
Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director

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