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Greg Kambel

| February 3, 2005 11:00 PM

Greg Kambel, 46, of Libby, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, while playing his favorite game of weekly basketball.

Greg was best known locally as the voice of Libby Logger sports on KLCB radio.

A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Greg was born there on March 23, 1958, to Robert and Gladys Kambel.

He was raised and educated at Waterloo, graduating from Columbus High School in 1976.

He attended Loras Collage at Dubuque, Iowa and later went to the University of Iowa at Iowa City.

He married Deb Andreessen at Washburn, Iowa, on July 18, 1981.

While in Waterloo, Greg was employed by Gordy┬╣s Foods. He came to Libby in 1985 where he was fleet manager at Timberline Auto Center.

Always friendly, positive and helpful when it came to community projects and concerns, Greg actively supported Libby High School athletics and other school activities. He enjoyed serving as coach of his daughters baseball team.

An avid golfer, Greg was an active member of the Cabinet View Country Club and was a member and past officer of the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife Deb, Libby; daughters Melissa Meinhart, Tacoma, Wash., and Brooke Kambel, Renton, Wash.; brothers Eldon Kambel and his wife Wilma, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Gordon Kambel, Ankeny, Iowa; sisters Kathy Pullum and her husband Don, Enterprise, Ala., and Jan Levendusky, Eau Claire, Wis.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Roy and Emmalou Andreessen, Washburn; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Terry and Carole Andreessen, Libby, and sister-in-law Janelle Quinn, Bellevue, Wash.; 15 nieces and nephews and 13 great-nieces and nephews.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Ralph Tate Gymnasium at Libby High School.

Friends may call at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Greg Kambel Memorial Fund in care of Libby High School.