Mary Ellen Kammerer PLACERVILLE, CA- Mary Ellen Kammerer, née Little, 61, passed away unexpectedly at her home on July 10, 2013 in Placerville, CA. Mary was born in Milwaukee, WI, January 15, 1952, daughter of William J. and Dorothy Little, née Kraudelt. She graduated from Wm. Horlick High School in 1970 and University of Wisconsin Madison in 1974 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. On May 5, 1984 she married Gary Kammerer. Mary worked as physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente for over 35 years. She retired in January 2012. A talented artist, she enjoyed painting and creating pottery. Mary had a lifelong love of music; she played piano and harpsichord. She was a devoted animal lover and a friend to all. Mary will be deeply missed by her husband, Gary; stepdaughter Kirstin (Robert) Walker; grandchildren, Jordyn and Dominic; her father, William J. Little, M.D.; her siblings, Bill Little, Kathy Vollmer (Don Scott) and Barbara (Royce) Earnest; Niece, Jennifer Little and nephews; Nathan and Matthew Vollmer, Mike and Tom Earnest. Many cousins and friends will also miss Mary Ellen's gentle nature along with her dog, Oliver. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy A. Little. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 8 at 7 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave, Racine. Visitation with the family will be from 5:30 PM until the time of service. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your local Humane Society or animal shelter, or a
is suggested. Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory 3915 Douglas Avenue Racine, WI 53402-3230 (262) 639-8000 www.purath-strand.com
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Aug. 4, 2013