Jane Gayle Kamper, 78, died unexpectedly on May 23, 2022 of a heart ailment in her apartment at Shorewood Senior Campus, Rochester, Minnesota.
Jane was born on August 28, 1943 in Grand Haven, Michigan to Dr. Russell John Kamper and Margaret (Smith) Kamper. She grew up in Spring Lake, Michigan attending Spring Lake Schools and Grand Haven High School Class of 1961. She received her bachelors degree in education from Western Michigan University following in the steps of her mother. Later she received her masters degree in Specialized Reading from Michigan State University. She taught elementary education briefly in Ferrysburg, Michigan then Byron, Minnesota and finally in Iron Moutain, Michigan where she later taught home economics, then specialized reading.
Jane made her home in Iron Mountain, Michigan for many years becoming an authentic ‘Yooper’. She moved to Shorewood Senior Living Campus in 2019.
Jane enjoyed church activities, youth work, holidays with family, traveling. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, Michigan. There she had been especially active in youth activities, a knittying group, Bible studies. At Shorewood she enjoyed the knitting group, bingo, Bible study.
Jane is preceded in death by her parents.
Jane is survived by her brother, Reuben (Carol) Kamper of Rochester; nephew, Donald (Kathy) Kamper of Eagan, Minnesota and their children Brien and Britta; and niece, Kimberly (Robert) Therres and their children Russell and Riley of Blaine, Minnesota.
A Celebration of Life service for Jane will be held at 4:30pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the Rochester Community Church, 971 16th Street SE, Rochester, Minnesota.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Jane may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com