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Lori Lee Cam

July 3, 1960 - June 23, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Lori Lee Cam

Lori Lee Cam

Born: July 3, 1960
Died: June 23, 2019
Age: 58

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     Lori Lee Cam, the daughter of Larry and Ardis (Volkert) Buck, was born July 3, 1960 in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in Storm Lake, where she received her education.  Her family later moved to Spencer, where she continued her education, graduating from Spencer High School.  Lori continued her education at ILCC in Emmetsburg, where she received her nursing degree.

     Lori married Rick Cam in 1981 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.  After their marriage, they moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked as a Pediatric Nurse.  They divorced in 1996 and she moved back to Spencer.  In Spencer, she worked as a Medical Surgical Nurse and Quality Control Nurse at Spencer Hospital until her retirement in 2017 due to her failing health.  She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.  People knew Lori for her wonderful sense of humor, positive attitude and loyalty to friendship.  Lori loved spending time with her family, traveling and taking drives.  She had a great love for animals and loved her family of cats.

     Lori passed away at her home in Spencer on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the age of 58.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 half-brothers: Donald Buck & Randy Buck and many aunts and uncles.

     Lori had no biological children, but raised two very special sister-in-laws: Winnie Mittelberger and Ouane Cam and a very special brother-in-law, Lee Cam from when they were children after their parents had passed away.  Lori considered these very special people as her own children.  Lori also considered their children, Ferrance, Josephine, and Ivan Mittelberger and Katie, Brandon & Madison Cam all as her grandchildren.  Also left to cherish her memory include her sister, Linda Kladstrup (Steve) of Spencer, IA; her half-brother, Steve Buck of Rolfe, IA; her nieces and nephews: Katie Kladstrup (fiancé Daniel Scott), Machalah Phelps (Sean), Tony Kladstrup (Sarah), Bryan Kladstrup, Christian Kladstrup (Kasey), Eran Buck (Sachio),  and many other relatives and friends.

     Lori wanted her death to be a celebration.  She wanted her friends & family to be happy and to remember and cherish all of the wonderful, fun times they all had together.

A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, JULY 6, 2019 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church.
"How Great Thou Art"
"Beautiful Savior"
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
By The Congregation

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
"What A Wonderful World"
Privately at a later date.

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held immediately following the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:44 PM
“Lori was such a beautiful soul. She trained me in my first RN job at SMH. I will never forget her great sense of humor! You have my deepest sympathy.”
- April Grooters
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 2:34 PM
“So sorry to hear about Lori today. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.”
- Richard & Christine Buck
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 6:55 AM
“Dear Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Lori's passing. I remember sharing many laughs with Lori when i was a kid as Katie and I are good friends. My thought and prayers are will you all at this time.”
- Haley Folsom
Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3:43 PM
“Prayers for Lori’s family. I know she will be missed by many.”
- Rhonda Streufert
Monday, July 1, 2019 at 7:54 AM
“Linda and family , I am so sorry for your loss. Lori was so much fun to work with. I loved hearing her stories as they always made the shift better! My favorite was when she bought Chia plants! Hugs and prayers .”
- Laure Miller
Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:39 AM
“So sorry to read about Lori's death. She did a lot of babysitting for me when she was a teen. My prayers go out to all of the family!”
- Sue Solomon Kent
Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:53 AM
“Linda, Steve & family, so sorry to read of Lori's passing. Your family is in our prayers”
- Bob & Fay Schall
Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:53 AM
“Dear Linda and all of your family,
I was so sorry to read that your sister Lori lost her battle to cancer. I am sure that your hearts are already aching with the loss of Steve's sister Dawn. Know that you are in my prayers for comfort and strength. During this time of sorrow, may you always be aware of the Lord's abiding love. May you draw comfort from the many wonderful memories that you have. I know that you were very close, so you will feel a tremendous void, but be assured that you will see Lori again. John 14:27 says "I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart" May you feel that kind of peace during this time of grief. My deepest sympathy-Mary Galik”
- Mary Galik
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:46 AM
“Linda and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have good memories of Lori from high school (Class of ‘78) and Spencer Hospital. She was always a happy person. Her smile was wonderfully infectious. God Bless. ”
- Carrie Nelson
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:54 PM
“Linda, I was saddened to hear of Lori's passing. I enjoyed working with her at Soencer Hospital for years. I remember when I first started working there and I was putting in long days, I would often eat supper with her. She always had the funniest stories! She made everyone laugh! I can still see her at a desk with her 2 pair of glasses on! What a special person, she will be missed.”
- Ruth Vetter
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:54 PM
“Linda and family-
I’m so sorry to hear about Lori I know your family was very close and adored each other she was a great nurse and a great person inside and out she will be truly missed god bless you all! Think of all the great things she did - that will help you through everything”
- Shirley Dykshoorn
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:23 AM
“To Lori's family and friends
My heart goes out to all of you ....... she was such a beautiful person outside and In !
Her heart was so big and always tried to do the best she could by helping you out or just by making you smile !”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM
“Dear Family,
I was so sorry to read about Lori.
I worked at Longhouse/ Northshire when her mother was a resident there.
Lori was so good to bring out her niece and nephew out to visit.
Not only with there grandma but they helped other residents play bingo and such.
She was such a super kind lady. She will be missed by many.
Know I am thinking of you all. Love ❤️and 🙏Prayers,
- Jackie Mann
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:15 PM
“LindA and family. Your sister was a great nurse. I have many fond memories of working with her. I will uplift you in prayer. ”
- Alice Skelton
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 5:13 PM
“Lori was a dear and special friend and she will be missed! What a wonderful sense of humor! Our deepest and sincere sympathy! RIP dear friend!”
- Loran, Denise and Reed Anderson
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