On July 1, 1957, Kevin Ray Bammerlin was born in Warsaw to Richard and Joan Maxson Bammerlin. Growing up he shared his childhood with a brother, Steve. He graduated from Jimtown High School with the class of 1975.  While in high school he was a member of the Jimmies golf team.

On November 4, 1994, Kevin and Nancy Ann Taylor were married in Gatlinburg, TN. They have shared 29 years of life’s adventures.

Kevin was president and co-owner of B&G Truck Conversions of Argos. He was a member of the Blacktop Cruisers and the proud owner of Patriotic red, white and blue 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat that boasted a 707 HP Hurst engine.  He enjoyed competing at many car shows and bringing home the hardware.

The front and back nine at the Plymouth Rock golf course, was a favorite place to be with friends. As a fan of Notre Dame, he loved following all the fighting Irish athletics, but he especially enjoyed following the women’s basketball team.

As a family man, Grandpa Kevin and Grandma Nancy enjoyed sharing a sunset on the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan.  They hosted their granddaughters for weekend adventure overnights on their yacht cabin cruiser known as “She’s A Lady.”  More recently more memories where made on “This Is It!.”  Both yachts were based in St. Joseph , Michigan.  The entire family enjoyed annual beach vacations to various destinations.  They were blessed to enjoy time together recently in Destin, Florida.

Left to cherish Kevin’s memory are his wife, Nancy, daughter, Traci Helvey and husband Raymond of Clayton, NC; three grandchildren, Kaitlin Reed of Raleigh, NC, Shelby Reed of Flagstaff, AZ, Brooklin Helvey of Clayton, NC; mother Joan Bammerlin of Inverness, FL; brother, Steve Bammerlin and wife Becky of Elkhart; lifelong friend and business partner, Arch Grafton and wife Vicki of Argos.

Preceding Kevin in death is his father, Richard Bammerlin.

A life celebration for Kevin Ray Bammerlin will be from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2024, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com