Walter B. Kampshoff was born March 13, 1917 at home in Hanson County to Frank and Anna (Janzing) Kampshoff. He farmed in the Epiphany area his entire life. On February 16, 1942 he married Dolores Klinkhammer. Walter was an avid card player, enjoyed dancing and watching the Twins play baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores, three sons: Chuck (Myla), Sioux Falls; Jerry (Ruby), Canova; Lenny (Janet), Fulton; six daughters: Connie (Jim) Lynde, Mitchell; Linda Peterson, Donna Callies, Karlene (David) Meyer all of Sioux Falls; Mary (Ron) Paradeis, Mitchell; Deb (Dave) Paradeis, Watertown; two sisters-in-law: Ardella Gassman, Mitchell; Ag Kampshoff, Epiphany, thirty grandchildren, fifty-two great- grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: William, Arnold, Leo, two sons-in-law, Larry Peterson and Galen Callies and grandson, Matt Kampshoff.