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Brian D. Vahlkamp

Brian D. Vahlkamp

Brian "Chomps" D. Vahlkamp age 52, of Quincy died on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Brian was born in Quincy on May 1, 1969, a son of Raymond "Skip" and Teresa (Haiducek) Vahlkamp. He married his high school sweetheart, Melissa L. Waterkotte, on September 4, 1993, in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and she survives.

Brian was a 1987 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Programming from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO.

Brian had worked as a computer programmer and analyst for 30 years. He was formerly a co-owner of Emerald City Solar and, most recently, was a Rural Route Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

Brian grew up playing soccer and became a strong force on the QND and NEMO soccer teams. He continued to be involved in sports and enjoyed watching his kids play their sports. He had a lot of fun playing indoor soccer and in the adult wooden bat softball league at the Knights of Columbus. You could catch him cheering for the Cardinals baseball and Bears football teams.

Brian grew up enjoying the outdoors with his family, Grandpa Penie and many uncles and friends. He enjoyed his time on the river and learned to run traps and trotlines, as well as to waterski. He enjoyed camping with family as he grew up and spent many summers taking his family camping. He had many fun times camping and fishing at Mark Twain Lake during the Haiducek family reunions. He spent many hours at the family farm hunting dove, squirrels, turkey and deer as well as fishing in Lake Penie.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Mississippi Valley Hunters and Fishermen's Association and the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife Melissa, survivors include his parents, Skip and Teresa Vahlkamp; his three children, Lauren (Joshua Brunk) Vahlkamp of Elizabethton, TN; Alec Vahlkamp and Wyatt Vahlkamp both of Quincy. Siblings, Susan Vahlkamp, Keith Vahlkamp, Judy Vahlkamp, and Bernard (Mary Pat) Vahlkamp all of Quincy. His mother-in-law, Carolyn Waterkotte and a sister-in-law Amanda Waterkotte both of Quincy. Nieces and nephews, Sarah (Jeffrey Medlin) Vahlkamp, Jake Vahlkamp, Zachary Vahlkamp and Isabella Benner all of Quincy. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive.

He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, and his father-in-law, Thomas Waterkotte.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church by Rev. Tom Donovan. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, and Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church Memorials are suggested to the Mississippi Valley Hunters and Fishermen's Association, the Knights of Columbus or to Quincy Notre Dame High School.

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From:
Bob Ruff & Jean Butler
Osage Beach, MO
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Our deepest sympathy to you Melissa and the children. We never know the WHY; but we know it is in God’s hands. If there is anything you need, PLEASE just have your mom give you our phone number. Our prayers and love are with you all!! Love and hugs, Jean and Bob
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From:
Lisa and Mike Harland
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Peace to you and yours. Please give Mia a big hug from us.
From:
Rodney Brunk
North Dakota, ND
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My condolences to the family. I really enjoyed visiting with him the few times I was around him.
From:
Sonia Brink
Quincy, IL
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Missy, I’m so very sad for you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace. Sending love and prayers.
From:
Patrick Rhode
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I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. "Chomps" was a great teammate at Truman State/NE Missouri who always gave his best efforts for his team on the soccer field and off... it made him a great captain in his senior year. I will always remember his great sense of humour, his great smile and awesome laugh. What a guy. I'm wishing his family all the best and hoping you can celebrate his life together during this difficult time.
From:
Bev Scanlon
Kirkwood, MO
Comments:
My son, Corey Waters, played soccer with Chomps. They were good friends. He will be missed.
I am so very sorry for your loss and send my deepest sympathies and prayers for your family.
From:
Howard and Sharon Wear
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We were so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time.
From:
Carolyn Bailey
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry to hear of Brian's sudden passing and the void this will be for you and the kids. We always enjoyed talking with Brian and know he cared deeply for his wife and children. We hope you all know how much those around you are praying for you and that you find comfort in the happy family memories he was trying to build. Let us know how we can help support you all. Sincerely, Carolyn & Mark Bailey
From:
Katrina Vahlkamp Stambaugh
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My condolences to the Vahlkamp family. May God bless and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time .
From:
Donna (Musholt) Supergan
Joliet, IL
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I was so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
From:
Nancy Miller
Palmyra, MO
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Oh Missy, I am so sorry! God bless you with His strength and peace. I have no words, but will be keeping you in my prayers.
From:
Randy & Kerri Strode
Murrayville, IL
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Kerri and I wish to extend our deepest condolences as we pray for peace during this most difficult time.