OBITUARY

Mark Kamke

March 28, 1961September 24, 2019
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PROSPERITY – Funeral services for Mark Kamke will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Newberry County Shrine Club, 196 Shrine Club Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mr. Kamke was born March 28, 1961 in Appleton, Wisconsin and passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was a son of Raymond and Mardelle Kamke. Mark grew up in Appleton, WI. After high school, Mark proudly served his country in the Army, Army Reserve, and Naval Reserve for 20 years, retiring in 2005. In 1999, he moved to South Carolina and has worked throughout the state as a CRNA since then. His greatest love is his daughter, Caroline. He was extremely proud of and excited for all her activities. He also had a love of boating and spent countless hours on Lake Murray every summer. He was affectionately known as “Doc” by many. Mark will be fondly remembered and missed by many family and friends. Gone Too Soon.

Mr. Kamke is survived by his daughter, Caroline Kamke; brothers, Mike and Jeff Kamke; sister, Christine Zierler (Robert) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Mardelle Kamke.

  • DONATIONS

  • Newberry County Shrine Club

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Sharon Livingston

October 10, 2019

Mark was such a wonderful guy. I hope he and Bill are having a cold one.

Reginald O'Berry

October 1, 2019

One of the best, not only a great co-worker but greater friend, will truly miss you buddy, RIH

Dan Moranz

September 30, 2019

Mark and I often worked together at various hospitals over the past 20 years. Always smiling when we would surprisingly show up at the same place.
He talked of the love that he had for his daughter, wanting to spend time with her, go on a trip together.
He was a good Anesthetist, a good man and a good father.
Taken too soon. He will be missed.
Dan Moranz

Dawn Clark

September 30, 2019

Having the opportunity to work with Mark was always a pleasure. He was a very good friend to me and an excellent colleague. Mark had the most hilarious sense of humor and I always anticipated a good laugh. His pride of Caroline was palpable. I will miss him for the rest of my life. Comforted only by knowing he’s hanging out with Our Lord Jesus Christ. Rest well good buddy. Lifting Caroline and family up in prayer.

John Polony

September 30, 2019

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. We had worked together recently and I was looking forward to his return next month. We were colleagues and friends and shared our common interests in boating and lake living.

Mark was a fine man and excellent Anesthetist. He truly will be missed. My condolences to his family, especially Caroline who he thought the world of. Rest In Peace my friend.

Shannon Corley

September 29, 2019

Caroline
We were very sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything we are here for you.

Shannon and Benjamin Corley

ED Walker

September 29, 2019

I met Mark at Gold's Gym several years ago. I didn't like Mark at first because I was Jealous of all the Hair on his head. Actually Mark was very nice and approached me with kind words and a smile. We would talk at the gym in passing. Later we became neighbors and would cross paths often. I was able to photograph his daughter playing volleyball against Chapin. He was very thankful and appreciative. Mark, you will be missed!

Your Friend,

Big Ed

marvin barruga

September 29, 2019

mark and i attended anesthesia school together @ Minnesota. always a fun time when mark was around, whether it was studying, watching the Packers play, goofing off at the golf course, or just hanging out. rest easy my friend, you are missed. deepest condolences to Caroline, Anne, and the Kamke family. God Bless you all. *the barruga family

Sherry Davis

September 29, 2019

So sorry to learn of his passing. Always had a smile to share and would ask “how’s retirement going for you”? Of course I was still working along side of him daily. RIP. my friend

Deborah Bell

September 29, 2019

Sorry to hear this.Met Mark at palmetto health,Nice easy going guy.Came over to our house many times.His daughter Caroline and my Savanna were friends awhile back.Mark took them out on the lake ,Snow boarding,always had them entertained somewhere somehow.We shared some Wisconsin cheese and wine many times.