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Michael Kammeyer 07/14/2020

Michael Kammeyer 07/14/2020

Michael “Mike” Kammeyer, age 61, of River Falls passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, lived in San Diego, California and moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to be closer to family. His love of warm weather, beaches and oceans stayed with him wherever he went. In 1979, Mike was united in marriage to Pamela Jasper and in 1984, the couple moved to River Falls, Wisconsin as a result of Mike’s job.

He worked as a senior technology and management consultant, embracing the roles of leader and mentor. Mike was proud of his work, the companies he worked at, and the many wonderful friendships he built along the way. Mike, not only loved the ocean, he loved his three grandsons, family fishing trips to Canada and his dog, Opie. He is remembered as a warm-hearted person who opened his home for a grilled meal and a place to stay.

Mike is survived by his wife, Pam; children, Amy (Raymond) Mitchell; Christopher Kammeyer; grandsons, Connor Mitchell, Gavin Mitchell, and Bhody Kammeyer; father, Lee Kammeyer; siblings, Sheryl (Elmer) Winchell, Tim Kammeyer, Lisa (Tom) Short, Vicki Kammeyer, John Kammeyer; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. He is preceded in death by his mother, Carol; and sister, Misty Sines. A family memorial service will take place at a later date. Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services

49 Comments

  • Cindy Durow Posted July 16, 2020 1:19 am

    Pam and family – so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  • Pam, Kevin, Nick and Aaron Rodewald Posted July 16, 2020 2:54 am

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. This is such a devastating time for all. My family that has known and loved your family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as all of you move through this time. Hugs from the Rodewald’s 💔💕🙏

  • Barbara Gonzalez Posted July 16, 2020 12:05 pm

    Pam & Family…. We are so sorry for your loss. Jean and I will miss him and the fun times fishing. May you, Amy, Chris find peace and comfort at this time and know he is at peace. Love you, Barbara & Jean

  • Maria Metcalf Posted July 16, 2020 12:10 pm

    Pam and family, my condolences. I worked with Mike at Aeritae, and we bonded when we learned we both went to Florida in March. My thoughts and prayers are with you, if I can be of any assistance please let me know.

  • Deb (Purfeerst) Westfield Posted July 16, 2020 1:28 pm

    I am so sorry for loss, hugs to your whole family

  • Sharon (Traaseth) Luthy Posted July 16, 2020 1:34 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Pam. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  • Martin Hamilton Posted July 16, 2020 1:56 pm

    I had the great pleasure to know Mike – he was a mentor to me and became a friend. He was always quick to laugh and lend a hand. My condolences to you – he will be missed.

  • Raul Soria Posted July 16, 2020 2:35 pm

    To Pam and Mike’s family: I had the privilege to know Mike and work with him in a short project in Minneapolis, but enough time to recognize his excellent personality, his strong expertise and great sense of humor. He always prioritized his family above everything and always spoke highly of the privilege of being a parent. I last saw him in St Paul for lunch last year and it was a great time catching up. I am very sorry for your loss. May Mike rest in peace.

  • Joan Lesik (Anderl-Schaefer) Posted July 16, 2020 3:10 pm

    Pam and family. I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Sending prayers and peace for comfort during this difficult time.

  • David Slough Posted July 16, 2020 4:49 pm

    Please allow me to offer my deepest condolences. I was proud to call Mike a friend and co-worker from our time at Aeritae. He was a great mentor and colleague. He will be sorely missed.

  • Shari brunette Posted July 16, 2020 5:43 pm

    Pam and Family- I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Mike at Aeritae and have many great memories. He was a colleague and true friend. Had a great visit with him this past February at a small get-together. He will be missed by all of us. My thoughts and prayers for your family at this time.

  • Jenny Welch Posted July 16, 2020 6:29 pm

    Mike was one of the first people that I met when I started at Aeritae Consulting in 2005. He was immediately friendly and always very helpful. Such a warm hearted guy and a great friend during many ups and downs. Mike spoke constantly of his love and pride in his family. Please know that you were loved in a very special way.

  • Sarah Chairpairini Posted July 16, 2020 6:46 pm

    I was very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with him at Aeritae and will always remember him — we bonded over our love of dogs and sharing stories about them. He was such a warm and caring guy. Sending peaceful and healing thoughts to all of you.

  • Bob Owens Posted July 16, 2020 6:47 pm

    Pam and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We worked together at Aeritae and enjoyed a bond of being members of the River Falls community, and fans of Swinging Bridge Brewery. He was an extremely talented individual who will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.

  • Barb Ostmoe Posted July 16, 2020 6:49 pm

    I had the opportunity to work with Mike nearly 6 years ago. He was wonderful to work with, a great mentor, and always found a way to make the work fun. All around great guy. He will be missed.

  • Corinne Schaefer Posted July 16, 2020 6:56 pm

    Pam and family, words can’t express how sadden I am to hear about this. Hugs to you all and especially you Pam who I am proud to call friend

  • Dino Posted July 16, 2020 7:54 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike at Buffalo Wild Wings, he was always a very thoughtful and giving person.

  • Dave Covart Posted July 16, 2020 8:02 pm

    So sorry to hear. Mike and I did not always agree but we always respected each other and kept our focus on the goal. As such we were able to draw on both of our strengths, experience, and knowledge allowing our groups to form a very effective working relationship. I learned a lot of valuable leadership knowledge from Mike. Thank you Sir!

  • Tracy Stearman Posted July 16, 2020 8:21 pm

    I’m so deeply saddensed to hear of his passing. Mike was extremely influential for me and my career. He was a professional mentor and helped me to become the leader I am today. My heart aches for his family and friends. He will live on in all our memories.

  • Pat Altendorfer Posted July 16, 2020 9:18 pm

    I am shocked and saddened to have learned about Mike’s passing. He and I are former colleagues and we have kept in touch and shared stories about Opie, Hazel, Lilo and Stitch and then we shared cat rescue stories with Kitten and Garfunkel. I will miss his text messages and coffee invites. He was such a kind hearted individual and his laugh was intoxicating. A talented individual who will be missed here on earth, but forever in our hearts. God Bless Mike and his family.

  • Karen Bird Posted July 16, 2020 11:33 pm

    Barbara, I am so sorry to hear this and my deepest condolences to you and your famiky. I worked with Mike at Buffalo Wild Wings. He was a wonderful mentor and friend.

  • Steve Etzell Posted July 17, 2020 12:08 am

    Mike was a great person and I enjoyed working with him at Buffalo Wild Wings. You have my deepest condolences. The world needs more people like Mike.

  • Michael Finlon Posted July 17, 2020 2:48 am

    Mike was a great guy. He had that awesome smile and was quick to laugh. He was fun to be around. He will be remembered.

  • Linda Schubring Posted July 17, 2020 3:17 am

    To know Mike was to know his kind heart. He had a genuine care for everyone especially his family. I am saddened by this news and send my most sincere sympathies to family and loved ones.

  • Susan and John Posted July 17, 2020 3:33 am

    Pam, John and I are so shocked and sorry for your loss. We were lucky enough to have you and Mike as neighbour’s March 2019 in Florida. Mike had so much pride and love for his family which was evident from his father, your daughter and 3 grandkids visiting and just enjoying life at the beach. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Nick Hernandez Posted July 17, 2020 1:49 pm

    Dear Pam and Family, upon first meeting Mike at NCS, I saw Mike’s experience, character, respect and care in his smile and way of being. What a unique blend of heart, smarts and wit he brought every day. And unlike many who’ve been around the career block, Mike kept learning and growing—a tribute to his good nature and big soul. I smile thinking of him as a talented employee or with glass of Merlot in hand. Like you I am so blessed to have known him all these years. He found joy in life and brought joy to others.

  • Aaron Wong Posted July 17, 2020 4:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a good friend and I will miss our conversations and his insights.

  • Michael Gerwe Posted July 17, 2020 4:41 pm

    Pam and Family

    Condolences from Belleair Beach. Mike’s humor, friendship, grilling skills and beach love will truly be missed

    Love Michael Joyce and Mike Gerwe

  • Rita Sicora Posted July 18, 2020 3:20 pm

    Pam and family,
    I am sooo very sorry for your loss. Pam you often talked about the fun music events and the things you enjoyed together, especially times with family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Karol Miller Posted July 19, 2020 12:36 am

    Dear Pam and Family,
    I am so saddened about Mike’s passing. I never got to meet Mike, but I worked with Pam and would hear wonderful loving stories about her husband, children and grandchildren. I cannot imagine how much Mike will be missed! Please except my deepest sympathy and reach out if there is anything that I can do for you.

  • Kathee Douville Posted July 19, 2020 5:16 pm

    Pam and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss and send you my sympathies. Mike was a truly quality person. He brought warmth and care to every conversation. I worked with Mike at Aeritae and remember him as talented and always having multi year engagements because once he started it was hard for a customer to say goodbye to him. I’m saddened to have to wish him farewell.

  • Kerry Field Posted July 20, 2020 11:02 pm

    So sorry to hear the news. He will be missed by all those he touched.

  • Lynn Simon Posted July 21, 2020 2:40 am

    Pam, Amy, Christopher, We’re so shocked to hear of Mike’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Lynn & Mike Simon

  • Brian Knowles Posted July 22, 2020 11:06 pm

    Wishing you peace and compassion. I knew Mike when we worked together and I was at Unisys setting up the new Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. Mike was a consummate professional and great dinner partner.

  • John Warming Posted July 23, 2020 8:29 pm

    I had the great fortune to work for Mike in the late 90’s at NCS. A true mentor and leader, his type of character was scarce then and near extinct now. I still recall advice he offered in conversation, when facing current situations at the office, some 20+ years later. Prayers and peace for his family and friends.

  • Phil Holmer Posted July 23, 2020 11:42 pm

    Mike has always been so very kind to me. Something he said that I will never forget, he learned more about leadership from being a father than any other place in his entire life. My prayers go out to his family.

  • Stephanie Hogen Posted July 24, 2020 4:01 am

    Dear Mike’s family, I am incredibly sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by memories of his jovial spirit and warm smile. I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Aeritae and we bonded over the fact that we shared the same birthday. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Don Selby Posted July 24, 2020 12:41 pm

    Very sad to hear, I already miss being able to call him or get a call from him. He was much more than a work colleague to me. We compared life stories on a semi regular basis. I know he was proud of his kids, their significant others and the grand kids. Missing that knowing snicker of his already.

  • John Anderson Posted July 24, 2020 4:53 pm

    My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. Mike was a great mentor and had my greatest admiration. He respected and earned respect. A leader with an edge and a man with great conviction. I always enjoyed my discussions with Mike. He will be sadly missed.

  • Scott Nelson & Magdy Tadros Posted July 25, 2020 5:01 am

    Pam, Amy and Christopher. Words fail me. Mike was so many things. He was a source of strength and confidence. He was kind but could be brutally honest if it was called for. For more than forty years he has been like a brother. Time and the treasure that is his memory will help ease the hurt. And help to heal the heart. Please remember that we are here for you, so don’t hesitate to speak up if we can help you. Sending peace, healing thoughts and love.

  • Mary Black Posted July 27, 2020 2:25 am

    Pam, So sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you.

  • Kevin Spanbauer Posted July 27, 2020 12:48 pm

    I had many excellent interactions with Mike over the years, and always found him to be a man of integrity, honesty, and willing to help others. I had no idea he had health issues, and was surprised and saddened by his loss. He was a wonderful man!

  • Dan Risken Posted July 27, 2020 7:54 pm

    I also had the privilege of working with Mike at NCS in the late 90s and am grateful for the knowledge that I continue to use everyday both at work and in life. So sad to hear about his passing.

  • Sue Stewart Posted July 28, 2020 1:18 am

    My thoughts are with all of you at this time. I had the honor of working with Mike at Aeritae. He demonstrated sincere commitment to doing the right thing for the company and client. I am so, so saddened to hear of his passing.

  • Kim Crouch Posted July 29, 2020 7:15 pm

    Oh Mike. I have such great memories of you at ACG. You will be missed.

  • Debbie Cermak Posted July 30, 2020 12:56 am

    I had the good fortune to work with Mike at Buffalo Wild Wings. He was a talented professional and a truly good person. I am so saddened by his loss. Prayers to his family and friends.

  • Ezekiel Isaiah Posted August 1, 2020 8:56 pm

    Very sorry to hear about Mike passing, please do accept my sincere condolences. I had the good fortune to work with Mike on the Medtronic project and one thing that I remember was that he was very humble, family centered & approachable. My prayers for the family.

  • Jeanette McGillicuddy Posted August 6, 2020 1:45 am

    My deepest condolences. I was shocked to see the article on Mike’s death. I worked with him on several projects at local companies in the Twin Cities. He always brought great knowledge to the team. Best wishes to you and your family.

  • Steve Keig Posted August 11, 2020 4:25 pm

    Truly sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He and I worked together briefly and I enjoyed his approach to technology, work and his personal life. I really enjoyed working with him. My best wishes to you and you family.

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