Keith Kamman, age 34, danced to heaven on March 31st encircled by his loving family. How do you sum up a life that ends too soon? Keith loved life. He cherished being a father, husband, son, grandson, nephew, brother, friend, cousin, architect, home “fixer upper”, camper, fisherman, traveler, just to name a few. But most importantly his love for his two daughters (age 2 and 4) and wife defined him.
Keith was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota. He graduated with his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He and Jane Kimble were married October 3, 1997. They were blessed by the births of their daughters, Claire and Amelia in 1999 and 2001.
From the moment Keith was diagnosed with melanoma, our family has been cradled by an amazing circle of love. Thank you to Dr. Svetomir Markovic and staff at Mayo Oncology, Dr. Nicolas Gonzales and his alternative method of treatment and Dr. Lentz and staff in Mainz, Germany. And our unending gratitude to the Allina Hospice nurses and staff.
Keith is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters Claire and Amelia; parents Paul and Cathy; brother Craig, Sister Paula, Grandmother, Loretta; Great Aunt Louise Holter, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Keith fought with determination and strength. Though he is gone from our physical midst, he will live in our hearts forever.
“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.”