Art Krampitz passed away suddenly Monday morning December 6, 2004 at his home in Chilliwack at the age of 69.
Art was born Easter Sunday April 21, 1935 in Bloomsbury, Alberta. Art moved to Chilliwack in November, 1946 with his parents and siblings. On April 11, 1959 Art married Esther Stickel in Vancouver, BC. In 1960 Art and Esther took over the family dairy farm where they have resided to this day.
As a young boy, Art trusted Christ as his saviour. Throughout his life his faith grew as he dedicated his time to serving the Lord. Art gave of his time both in an official capacity on numerous boards as well as frequently volunteering for work projects both at church and Charis camp. Having retired from dairy farming in 1995, Art still enjoyed the farming lifestyle by looking forward to planting a crop each year. He was a very dedicated family man and husband. Family, especially his grandsons, had a special place in his heart. Art was a friend to everyone and an inspiration to all who knew him.
Art leaves to grieve his wife Esther, children Carol and her husband Stuart Robson, Joan and her husband Ken Braun and three grandsons Nolan, Aiden, and Ethan Braun. His siblings Nathan Krampitz (Anne), Rita Martin, Frieda Diewert (Wilbert), Agnes Olson (Brian) and sister-in-law Jackie. In addition, he is lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Art was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Ottilie Krampitz, sister-in-law Fern Krampitz, brother-in-law Dave Martin, and brother Bob Krampitz.
If so desired, donations may be made to the Evangelical Missionary Church Memorial Fund or Charis Camp.
The family wishes to thank all those who have shared in our sorrow. Your offerings of prayers and support during this time have been greatly appreciated.
Art loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart, declaring he never wanted his reward to be here on earth, but in heaven. Our grief we feel is for the loss in our lives. Art is celebrating his new eternal life with the Lord in heaven. Praise God. Amen.