William Roger “Taz” Kampf, 78, died Nov. 13, 2021, at the age of 78 at the Loma Linda Assisted Living home in Loma Linda, after a long illness.
Roger was born in Duluth, Minn. raised by single mother, World War II widow and nurse. He learned the importance of hard work, strength and trusting in the Lord. He attended Minnehaha Academy class of 1961, as a boy, and as a teenager he loved cars and spent time working on them. He was later certified as an apprentice by the State of Minnesota in Body and Fender repair. He was an avid hockey player and participated on local teams.
Since 1977, he called Yucaipa home. For the last 45 years he raised his family and built a home there. He loved sitting in the spa and enjoying the view from the back patio. In the 80s he enjoyed square dancing and playing bridge with friends. He was an elder and trustee of the Yucaipa Valley Presbyterian Church and graduated from Cal State University San Bernardino in 1980.
Roger worked for over 17 years as supervisor and senior adjuster of workers’ compensation and personal injury cases for Aetna Casualty & Surety. In 1983 he quit his job at Aetna and then graduated from Southwestern Law School.
A respected attorney, Roger founded his law firm, Kampf Schiavone and Associates in 1985, in San Bernardino.
Roger enjoyed bowling, golf, poker, reading, ice hockey, and Corvettes. He was a dedicated fan of the Dallas Stars following his favorite player Mike Modano throughout his career. He was deeply proud of this country and the right to keep and bear arms.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his memory at www.diabetescamping.org
Roger is preceded in death by his first wife Sharon Elizabeth Pikarski, his father Corporal Roger William Kampf, his mother Kathryn Grace Halsted, and stepfather Verne Dahlgren.
Roger is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sylvia Mary Kampf; daughter Kimberly Louise Kampf, her finance Jasen Allen Jackson; daughter Kelly Marie Kampf, her partner Gilbert Aguilar; two grandchildren Kameron Leigh Bromberger and Conner Will-iam Bromberger; stepsister Rose Emerson and stepbrother Ron Dahlgren.
A memorial service will be held at Redlands United Church of Christ located at 168 Bellevue Ave., Redlands on Dec. 10, at 11 a.m.