Farming Rural 18

Kenneth J. Kamp

May 29, 1956 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 63)


Kenneth Joseph Kamp, 63, of Kewadin, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2019.  He was born on May 29, 1956 in Detroit, MI, the son of Dr. Robert and Mary (Kuhn) Kamp.

Ken has been a cherry farmer in Kewadin since 1982, and he loved every minute of it.  When he wasn’t on the farm, he enjoyed fishing, boating, flying remote control airplanes, and driving his cherished Mustang Shelby. He loved playing games with his kids, from a competitive tennis match to scrabble around the kitchen table.

Ken is survived by four children, Thayer (Drew) McDonough of Beaver Island, Alison (Kyle) Jewett of Nunica, MI, Ashley (Zach Tucker) Kamp of Williamsburg, and Andrew (Erica Wilkinson) Kamp of Kewadin; three brothers, Mike Kamp of Lombard, IL, Jim (Karen) Kamp of Bloomfield Hills, and Joe Kamp of Traverse City;  three sisters, Jane Johnson of Onekema, Mimi (Gary Hofer) Kamp of Traverse City, and Suzi (John) Mills of Frankfort.  And his treasured grandchildren Connor and Owen McDonough and Will Jewett (with Baby Jewett on the way).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Kamp Farm, 1246 US 31 S Kewadin, MI 49648.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Please sign his online guestbook at

Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

To send flowers to Kenneth's family, please visit our floral section.


Celebration of Life
August 2, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kamp Farm

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