Farming Rural 17

Mark D. Kaminski

June 28, 1968 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 53)


Mark D. Kaminski, age 53, passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1968, son of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Balza) Kaminski. Mark married Lynn Van Groll on May 15, 1992 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom.

Mark worked as an IT Engineer at Georgia Pacific for over 24 years. He also truly enjoyed helping out at his in-law’s farm. He was always willing to help anyone out in need. Mark and Lynn camped in Green Lake and he enjoyed golfing and playing cards, especially sheepshead and cribbage. Mark was a great “girl dad.” He would do anything for his daughters and loved them each dearly. His three daughters and his wife meant the world to him. And recently, becoming a grandpa was something that made him extremely proud. He was a true family man and will be missed beyond measure.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Lynn Kaminski; daughters: Melissa (Thomas) Smith, Kayla (significant other, Caleb Varebrook) Kaminski and Amanda (significant other, Jacob Manthey-Lamon) Kaminski; precious grandchildren: Colton and Rylie Smith; siblings: Sheryl (Jerry) Kobishop, Kristine (Scott) Vrba and Paul Kaminski; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Janice Van Groll; brothers and sisters-in-law: Barb (Dan) Abel, Dale (Bobbi) Van Groll, Wayne (Tracy) Van Groll, Lisa (Tom) Brown and Randy (Tanya) Van Groll; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Mary Ann Kaminski.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home FREEDOM LOCATION, N3972 Columbia Ave., Freedom, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday morning at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. Father Walter Stumpf will officiate. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Mark’s name. For online condolences, please visit

The Kaminski family would like to extend a special thank you to the first responders, ambulance personnel, Dr. Melissa Jarboe and all who attempted life saving measures for Mark. Your efforts to try and keep him here with us will never be forgotten.

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November 15, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Funeral Home Freedom Location
N3972 Columbia Ave.
Freedom, WI 54130

November 16, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom

Funeral Mass
November 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom

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