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Grace Doreen Kammeyer was born on January 19, 1939 in Decatur, Indiana, the first child of Dorothy and Norval Fuhrman.
She grew up in Decatur on her parents’ farm, with her brothers, John and Roy Fuhrman.
After graduating from Decatur High School, she attended Parkview School of Nursing in Fort Wayne and graduated as a registered nurse.
Following that, she was married to Richard Kammeyer, with whom she had three children: Beth (Scott) Fink, John Dean (Tammy) and Thomas (Joan) Kammeyer.
Richard passed away in 1970.
In 1981, she and her children moved to San Diego, California, where she met Robert Mernin while working in the emergency room at Mission Bay Hospital. They were married October 10, 2001.
While living in San Diego, she went back to college and earned a master’s degree in art history.
Grace and Robert moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 2004, where they lived until her death on February 15, 2011 after a very brief illness.
She loved her family, good food and wine, fine art, music, good coffee with good friends, and her golden retriever, Holly.
She was a caring, but loving, mother as well as a doting grandmother to Krystal, Lexi, Sam, Taylor, Ethan, Dana, and Jenna.
She leaves behind her husband Robert, her children and grandchildren, her brothers John and Roy and their families, and many, many friends all over the country.
We will miss her so much. She is gone too soon.
Services will be on Monday, February 21, 2011, at 1 p.m. in Cress Funeral Service, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, Wisconsin, 53705.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at Cress Funeral Service.
Memorial gifts may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or to American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin.