David K. Lehkamp(1965 - 2014)



LEHKAMP

David K. Lehkamp, 48, of Ft. Thomas, KY, passed away on March 20, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Fort Thomas, KY. The world has lost a truly remarkable and intelligent young man who became your friend as soon as you met him. Dave worked for Delta Air Lines Reservation Sales & Service Million Dollar Program until forced to retire due to ill health. Thru Facebook Dave had friends all over this country. Dave faced many health obstacles during his life, but this never stopped him from wanting to succeed and help others. As a young man he set up and ran a summer camp for other youngsters with Spina Bifida through Children's Hospital. His love of sports grew as his two brothers' played football at Highlands where he also attended. He became involved with Bluegrass Preps an online sports chat forum and became a moderator known as "Birdsfan." Dave had such compassion for others and their problem and donated his time and money to help them. He volunteered at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas in the Admitting Office, Elderlife Office, and more recently as a Chaplain Volunteer. Recently Dave decided he could best serve as a Priest or a Deacon but physical limitations prevented this, so he went back to NKU and was currently in his junior year pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. where he was on the President's List. He was a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. He was asked to serve as the student representative on the Faculty committee to choose two new professors. Dave was dedicated to God and his Church helping in the RCIA Program at St. Thomas, plus devoting one hour each week to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. He was a gifted writer and was in the midst of writing a book about his life as an inspiration to others, plus he owned and ran his own copywriting business. He recently stated that "I only want to live long enough to do God's will." He has most certainly done that and will continue the work in Heaven. Dave is survived by his parents, Kenneth H. & JoAnn Losey Lehkamp, his brothers, Jeff ((Lisa)) Lehkamp, Mike ((Susanne Dinkel)) Lehkamp, also survived by his niece Rachel Lehkamp and nephew Garret Lehkamp. Visitation 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Dobbling Funeral Home, 106 S. Ft. Thomas Ave. in Fort Thomas, KY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to the Center for Spina Bifida Care Childrens Hospital 3333 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 35229-3026, St. Thomas Church 26 E. Villa Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 or Shriners Hospital 1900 Richmond Rd. Lexington, KY 40502. Online condolences can be given at www.dmefuneral.com

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2014