Arthur Kammer

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Arthur Oswald Kammer III, 79, of Willis Texas lost his 35-year battle with cancer at home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

He was born on January 19, 1938, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Audrey Josephine LaSalle Kammer and Arthur Oswald Kammer, Sr.

Survivors are his loving wife, Diana D. Kammer his daughters, Crystal Ann King of LaPorte and Tanya Lynn Smith of Willis , Grandson, Bradly Curtis King of LaPorte, Granddaughter Kayla Breann Petran of Willis, Great Grandchildren, Kyler, Kattum, Kylan, Hayden, Braxton and Holden, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by, daughter Carla Joyce Little of Houston

He served in the U. S. Navy from 1955 - 1963 attached to Naval Reserve Aviation VS Squadron 821 at US Naval air station, New Orleans, Louisiana as a naval flight crew chief.

His professional life began in 1963 working in various position for 36 years with Southern Pacific Railroad, Inglewood Yard master in Houston, he retired in 1999.

He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe, and a member of The Community of St. Anne Catholic Church, serving at both parishes as a EMOC. In Addition, a previous member of the Knights of Columbus for 25 years and during his years, as a knight, he received the following awards: Knight of the month, Knight of the year, family of the month and family of the year. He also served the knights as their financial secretary during this time. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul for many years working in the food pantry. He had a passion for helping others, in need, by picking up and delivering donations of food from various retailers and distributing them throughout the community to various pantries. Other membership include American Legion Post 618, in Willis, President of the Willis Seniors Organization for several years.

For the past 12 years, this kind loving man, being an 8-time cancer survivor has been a beacon of hope for others by devoting his time and efforts fighting for a cure through the , in the Woodlands and currently Conroe. In 2010, he and his wife started a relay team named Carla's Crusaders, in honor of his daughter Carla Joyce after she lost her battle with cancer.

Some of his interests included, traveling to beautiful places and enjoying nature. He raised goats for many years, and loved feeding the birds and squirrels.

Visitation will be at Cashner Funeral Home, in the Colonial Chapel, 801 Teas Rd. Monday, November 20 th from 5 - 8 pm Rosary, at 7. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 21 st , 10 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Conroe. A Reception will follow in the St. John Paul room, at the Sacred Heart Parish Center.

In lieu of flowers, celebrate the memory of Arthur O. Kammer III, please donate to of Conroe - Team Name: Carla's Crusaders


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 17 to Dec. 3, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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