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folk artist , storyteller , poet

Doris Elaine Kampfe, American storyteller, folk artist, poet. Recipient award for poetry Pen Women, Inc., 1995, 96, 98, Poetry award Ides of March, 2005; grantee Iowa Arts Council, 1992, 95, 97, 98, 2000.


Kampfe, Doris Elaine was born on February 2, 1926 in Monona, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Frederick Conrad and Alvina Ulrika (Hass) Daugs.


Student, University Northern Iowa, 1965-1968.


Secretary Singer Sewing Machine Company, Denver, 1943, Interstate Power Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 1944, Illinois Supreme Court, Chicago, 1979. Teacher, member advisory board Headstart, Waterloo, Iowa, 1965-1968. Secretary, tutor Japan Trade Center, Chicago, since 1979.

Feature writer Shopping News, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1981-1985, writer column Personalities and Wandering Around Waverly, 1981. Folk artist Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, 1987—2000. Storyteller Very Special Arts Iowa, 1992—1999.

Cruise storyteller Delta Steamboat Line, New Orleans, 1990-1999. Storyteller at folk and art festivals, museum, libraries, churches, schools, colleges, retirement centers, Special Olympics, theatre, Old Opera House, restaurants, nature centers and parks, banquets and conferences, reunions, parties, county homes and country clubs, civic centers, Brucemore Mansion, Cedar Rapids, Hawkeye College, Chicago History Society, Chicago, First Night, Rockford, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (play) Caramella, The Curious Camel, 1982. Contributor poetry to various publications, anthologies.


Advisor N.W. opportunity board Headstart, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 1979. Member social concerns board St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Waverly, Iowa, 1981, member cable television community board, 1990. Dinner volunteer Waverly Democratic Committee, 1995.

Member American Association of University Women, National League American Pen Women, Society Children's Book Writers, National Association Storytellers, Iowa Poetry Association, Northlands Storytellers, Haiku Club, Children's Reading Round Table, Short Story Writers Association, Women in Arts, Acts of the Apostles, Friends of Center, Print Club, Walt Whitman Guild.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: watercolors, ballroom dancing, gourmet cooking, reading, gardening.


Married LaVern Arthur Kampfe, June 1, 1945. Children: Lanny, Elisa Kay.

Frederick Conrad Daugs

Alvina Ulrika (Hass) Daugs

LaVern Arthur Kampfe

Lanny Kampfe

Elisa Kay Kampfe