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Gertrude Kampmeyer

September 28, 1934 — November 22, 2023

Gertrude H. (Lochner) Kampmeyer, 89, of Chambersburg PA passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023 in The Village at Luther Ridge. Born September 28, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Hedwig (Pyka) Lochner.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles W. Kampmeyer, whom she married September 7, 1957; three daughters, Ruth A. Cramer of Chambersburg; Ann L. Kampmeyer and Mary B. Kampmeyer of Jim Thorpe, PA; her brother Fred Lochner of Harmony, PA; her brother-and sister-in-law, John and Sally Kampmeyer of Springfield, PA; and her nieces and nephews Rebecca Jordan, Elizabeth Felser, Andrew Jordan, Karen Kampmeyer-Mannix, John Kampmeyer Jr. and their families. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Jordan, her nephew Michael Jordan, and her son-in-law Donald Cramer.

She lived her early life in the Butler County area. Gertrude was a graduate of Zelienople High School with the class of 1952. In her younger years she worked as a secretary for Alcoa in Pittsburgh. She was employed with the Area Office on Aging for both Carbon and Franklin counties, serving in various positions throughout her career. At the age of 53 she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA.

Gertrude volunteered with the Girl Scouts and 4H. Throughout her life, she was involved in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in the various communities where Charles served as a pastor. They retired and made their home in Chambersburg, where First Evangelical Lutheran Church holds a special place for both. They relocated to The Village at Luther Ridge campus of Spritrust Lutheran n Chambersburg, enjoying their neighbors and participating in many activities including Lifelong Learning, gourmet cooking, craft workshops, exercise classes and even rock climbing. Following retirement, Gertrude and Charles traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She especially enjoyed Edisto Beach, SC and the New England states.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 13, 2023 in First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St, Chambersburg, PA 17201 with the Rev. Jane Nicholson officiating. Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17201; to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal at www.elca.org; or to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at geiselfuneralhome.com.

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