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Clifford Kamholz

Born: September 17, 1924; in Belvidere, IL

Died: February 27, 2018; in Belvidere, IL

Clifford "Cliff" Kamholz, age 93, of Marengo passed away peacefully Tuesday February 27, 2018 at Maple Crest Care Center, Belvidere, IL.

He was born on September 17, 1924 in Belvidere the son of the late Walter and Nellie (Bielema) Kamholz. On August 16, 1947 in Marengo he married the love of his life, Shirley E. Willis.

Cliff was Marengo's Borden's milkman for many years. He was a delivery driver for Warner Electric, retiring in 1990. After his retirement he was a part-time bartender for Sam's Tavern in Marengo for 22 years. Cliff coached Marengo Little League and Babe Ruth baseball, as well as men's fast pitch softball. He enjoyed, golf, bowling and a good pinochle game. He was a die hard, passionate, and patient Cubs fan.

Cliff is survived by two children, Greg Kamholz of Marengo and Connie (Bill) Davidson of Stillman Valley; as well as daughter in-law, Jackie Kamholz of Aurora. He also has six grandchildren, Cory (Katie) Kamholz, Adam Kamholz, Tyler (Tammy) Kamholz, Zachary (Karley) Davidson, Cole (Beth) Davidson and Alex (Dan) Krahl. Cliff has five great grandchildren, Elise and Will Kamholz, Anabell Kamholz, Theadore Davidson and Luci Davidson.

He was preceded in death by, his wife of 69 years, Shirley; his infant daughter, Nancy; son, Gary; brother, Wilbur; and sister, Beverly.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday and from 10:00 am Monday until the funeral service at 11:00 am Monday, March 5, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo, IL 60152. Interment will be in Marengo City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to Zion Lutheran Churchor Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newberg Rd. Rockford, IL 61108.

Arrangements by Fredrick Funeral Home, Hampshire, IL 847-683-2711
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 2, 2018
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