Kamper, Dennis Ray "Spike"

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Kamper Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Sons of American Legion Post 347 of St. Clair, MO


Dennis Ray Kamper, known to all as Spike, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home on July 15, 2018, having reached the age of forty-three years, one month and seventeen days. Spike was born in Washington, MO, on May 28, 1975, son of Douglas Ray Kamper and Linda Louise Kamper nee Dopp. On October 24, 1998, he was united in marriage to Tamatha Renee Goodwin, known to all as Tammy, and two children came to bless this union.

Spike is survived by his children, Chasity Redhage and husband, Jared, of Union, MO and Tate Kamper of St. Clair, MO; by his granddaughter, Natalee Redhage of Union; by his father, Doug Kamper and wife, Carol, of St. Clair; by his parents-in-law, Diann Morgan of St. Clair and Harold Goodwin and wife, Sandy, of Hayti, MO; by his grandparents, Opal Kamper of St. Clair and Annette Woodcock of Luebbering, MO; by his brother, Buck Kamper and wife, Patti, of Lonedell, MO; by his sister, Dawn Kleinheider and husband, Dennis, of Washington, MO; by his step-siblings, Adam Berning of St. Clair and Selena Berning of Luebbering; by his sisters-in-law, Debbie Hinson and husband, Bill, of St. Clair and Charity Goodwin of Cuba, MO; by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Spike was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Kamper; by his wife, Tammy Kamper, and by his brother-in-law, Jeff Goodwin. Spike was a Christian, believing in the Lord as his Savior, having been baptized at Virginia Mines Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO. During his working career he was employed as a laborer for Shade Tree Service Company in Fenton, MO, serving the company from 1994 to 2008. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2 of St. Louis, MO. He was also a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 347 of St. Clair, MO. Spike was an outdoorsman at heart and had a variety of interests, including fishing, hunting and four wheeling. He especially enjoyed family fish fries. What meant most to him was the time he spent with his family. His children and especially his granddaughter, Natalee, held a very special place in his heart, as he did in their hearts. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will be cherished by them all forever.

A devoted and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, son, son-in-law, grandson, brother, step-brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Russell Colonia Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Dick Hinson officiating. Interment was in Kamper Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to Tate Kamper or to Sons of American Legion Post 347, St. Clair, MO.