Nikolaus Kampen, Lititz, was finishing carpenter

By on May 22, 2013

Nikolaus Kampen, 73, Lititz, peacefully passed away into the arms of his Jesus Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in the Ukraine to the late Martin and Katharina (Regier) Kampen and was the husband of Edith (Zimmerman) Kampen with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.

Nikolaus was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite Church. During his working years, he was a finishing carpenter for Jerry Horst & Son. For many years he enjoyed playing volleyball and fishing.

In addition to his wife, Nikolaus is survived by his children: Rosanne, wife of Darryl Gingerich of AuGres, Mich.; Martin, husband of Kimberly (Wagner) Kampen of Lititz; Loren, husband of Brenda (Weaver) Kampen of Stevens; Katrina, wife of Ryan Schrock of Goshen, Ind.; Anthony, husband of Kimberly (Groff) Kampen of Denver; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a step mother: Helene Kampen; three brothers: Heinz, husband of Helene Kampen; Walter, husband of Dorothea Kampen; and Arthur, husband of Nadine Kampen, all of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; two sisters: Hilda Heinrichs; Renate, wife of Wolf Hein, both of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and a close cousin raised by the family: Hans, husband of Anna Kampen, also of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

A viewing was held May 20 at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz followed by his funeral service with Pastor Fred Heller officiating. Interment took place in the Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Nikolaus’ memory may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, 2412 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA 17522. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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