James Lee Kamiske, age 75, died Dec. 28, 2001, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Bellingham, WA to Michael R. & Virginia Thomas Kamiske. Mr. Kamiske served overseas in WWII and Korea. For his service in Korea, he was awarded the Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, the Cold War Recognition Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Jim attended Stanford University and the University of MN, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. He continued his post graduate studies at the University of MN receiving an MBA in 1950. He was employed by Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing and retired in 1991 after 41 years. He was transferred to Austin and has been an area resident for 17 years. Mr. Kamiske was a former member of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, Architects and Surveyors. He also belonged to Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, the Decathlon Athletic Club in Mpls, Braemar Hills Golf Club, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Great Hills Country Club in Austin, TX, and the Sun City Texas Kiwanis Club. He is survived by Lavina Jane Webster, his wife of 51 years; son, Thomas Webster Kamiske of Mpls; daughter, Jane Anne Lowell & her husband James; and grandson, Nicholas James Lowell of Concord, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. A memorial service and burial will follow later this year in Minneapolis, MN.

Published on January 13, 2002

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