Ulrich (Mike) von Kampen

August 11, 1944 - December 5, 2012
Ulrich (Mike) von Kampen

Ulrich “Mike” von Kampen, 68, of Rocky Point, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Born on August 11, 1944 in Cuxhaven, Germany, he was the son of the late Karl and Gertrud Uthenwoldt von Kampen. Mike loved traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Lois Anderson von Kampen; four daughters, Heidi Speciale (Richard) of Cape Carteret, NC, Debbie Cunningham (Daniel) of St. Augustine, FL, Maria Walden (Jeffrey) of Patchogue, NY, Patricia Whitehair (Michael) of Beckley, WV; a son, Michael von Kampen (David Smith) of Myrtle Beach, SC; two step-daughters, Bonnie McAndrews, Kathleen McAndrews, both of Wilmington; a sister, Karin Strahmann (Henry) of Selden, NY; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be Noon Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation with Rev. Bill Milholland officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church Ministry Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation; 7500 Market Street; Wilmington, NC 28411.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • January 23, 2013
    Ray Davis says:
    Lois, I'm sorry for your loss. It has been many years since I last saw you and Mike. We had many fun times together. I'll pray for your comfort at this difficult time.

  • January 17, 2013
    Shannon C Page says:
    I am truly sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My prayers are with you all.

  • December 11, 2012
    Tom & Judy Stone says:
    So sorry for Mike's passing. Tom enjoyed talking to him in the bak of the church on Sundays. He will be in our prayers.

  • December 07, 2012
    Pam Anthony says:
    Lois,we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Terri King Pam Anthony Volunteers of Pender Memorial Hospital

  • December 07, 2012
    Jan and Hank Maser says:
    Dear Lois, Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you at this sad time of mourning the passing of Mike. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May our Lord Jesus Christ walk with you and hold you closely in His arms for comfort and strength. Love, Jan and Hank