Source: News-Journal

Dennis Lee Kambs (1948-2006)

Dennis Lee Kambs, 58, of North Manchester, Indiana, died Sunday, July 23, 2006 at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California. He was born February 16, 1948 in Oakland, California to Russell Albert and Doris Mae (Jenkins) Kambs. He married Eunice Ann Sendelweck in Haysville, Indiana, on June 21, 1975.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Warsaw Rotary Club, the Nature Conservancy, and was a sponsor for the Ivy Tech chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Although he had earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Purdue and his MBA from University of Southern Maine, he was a self-taught man. His passion for classical music led him to become a program manager at WDCS in Portland, Maine. His admiration for architecture took him and his family on numerous excursions to view the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His love for learning led him from the insurance industry, where he had worked for over 25 years, into the classroom at Ivy Tech in Warsaw where he taught in the business department. His enjoyment of the outdoors included cycling, hiking, and serving as Scout Master to Troop 465 in North Manchester from 1992-98.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Eunice Ann Kambs of North Manchester; his son, Benjamin Michael Kambs of Goshen; two daughters, Jill Elise Kambs and Erika Susan Kambs, both of Decorah, Iowa; his mother, Doris Kambs of Carmel; sister, Genene Kambs-Halverson of Carmel; two nieces, Emily Worth of Carmel, and Lauren Worth of West Lafayette.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 31, 2006 at 10:30AM at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Manchester, with Rev. Ralph Kirkpatrick and Deaconess Sabine Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7pm, Sunday, July 30 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester.

The preferred memorial is to Zion Lutheran Church Music Fund.