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Rose Marie Kamler

April 17, 1932 — July 11, 2015

Rose Marie Kamler, 83, of Loup City, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City, surrounded by her loving family. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Rose Marie Kamler was born on April 17, 1932, at Exeter, the daughter of Leo and Anna (Votipka) Erdkamp. She was united in marriage to Cletus N. Kamler on Feb. 1, 1951, at Exeter. He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1999. She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Craig and Joyce Kamler of Ashton, Mark and Patty Kamler of Loup City, Todd and Susan Kamler of Kearney and Bruce Kamler of Mechanicsburg, PA; one sister, Wilma and Ron Spoerl of Longmont, CO; four sisters-in-law, Elenor Erdkamp of Exeter, Barbara Hein of McCook, Eleveda Spitz of Glenndora, CA, and Kathleen Aksentowitz of Omaha; one brother-in-law, Linus and Francis Kamler of Geneva, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves to cherish her memory 6 grandchildren: Jonathan (Trudy) Kamler, Jessica (Chris) Fiorelli, Danielle Dobish, Nathan Kamler, Michael (Brianna) Kamler, Ashley Kamler and 1 great grandchild Tristan Dobish. Rose received all her sacraments at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter. She attended Exeter Public School and was a 1949 graduate of Exeter High School. As a young girl she worked at the soda fountain at Phelps Drug Store and also as a waitress and did babysitting. When she was a Junior in High School she worked at the telephone company as a switchboard operator, later transferring to Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph. Six months after she and Cletus were married, he was drafted into the Army where he served for two years. During his service, Rose traveled with him to Basic Training then got a job with Russell Stover’s Candy factory in Lincoln while he was overseas. Upon Cletus’ returned from the Army in 1953, the two returned to the farm in Shickley where they were members of St. Mary’s Church. Cletus and Rose were later blessed with four sons. The family enjoyed working together and creating lifelong memories on the farm north of Shickley until 1987, when they moved to Loup City. It was then that she began doing childcare in her home, which she did until the Spring of 2014. Over the years she took care of more than 70 children. She was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. Rose enjoyed babies and children and watching them grow up and see their accomplishments. In addition to her husband, Cletus, she was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Delores McGaughey; brothers, Leo “Dutch”, Bernard, Richard, Raymond and Thomas Erdkamp; sisters-in-law and spouses, Jeneane and Marlin Bahe and John Aksentowitz; and a nephew, James Holmes. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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