In loving memory of

Ethan Bert Kazmerzak

Ethan Bert Kazmerzak was born April 12, 1991, to Thomas Kazmerzak and April Hemmes. He graduated from Hampton-Dumont High School, Class of 2009. Ethan then attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he was a member of the University of Iowa Marching Band, concert band and writing group, in which he had poems and short stories published.

He enjoyed volunteering at the Windsor Theatre in Hampton that his Great-Great Grandfather and Great Grandfather had owned and operated. Ethan was a member of the Hampton United Methodist Church. He enjoyed and participated in many branches of the Arts. He played multiple instruments and was a member of the Hampton Municipal Band. Ethan was also active in events sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council, especially drama productions. In his spare time Ethan enjoyed movies, reading, writing and theater.

Ethan is survived by his parents Tom Kazmerzak and April Hemmes of Hampton; sister Ruth Kazmerzak of Seattle, Washington; maternal grandmother Sarah (Sally) Hemmes of Hampton; paternal grandparents Larry and Janice Kazmerzak of Red Oak; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Harlan Hemmes.

The family would like to thank the community, both local and extended, for all of their support over the years. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people.

Ethan's memorial gifts will go to the Franklin County Arts Council which supports the Windsor Theater, Scholarships for high school seniors who have excelled in the Arts and to bring emerging young artists from around the world to share their talents with Franklin County.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Visit to donate to the memorial fund.
Other donations and cards can be sent to:
Tom Kazmerzak
879 Mallard Ave
Hampton, Iowa 50441


Shelly Rodriguez wrote on Nov 6, 2020:

"Tom & Family I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family. Shelly Rodriguez"

Kathy Sheppard wrote on Nov 5, 2020:

"words cannot express the sadness I feel for you Tom, April and Ruth. Praying God will surround you with people who loved Ethan and Love you and give you peace. Kathy and Todd"

Karen Koenig wrote on Nov 5, 2020:

"As I subbed for Mr. Basye, I had Ethan as a 6th grade science student. His big heart and infectious smile nearly brought me to tears when he brought this lowly substitute a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day! My condolences to the family. Karen Koenig"

Trent Grundmeyer wrote on Nov 5, 2020:

"Although terribly sad to know Ethan passed at such a young age, I?m glad he was found. He was such a respectful and bright kid. Peace for Ethan and his family. Trent and Angela Grundmeyer "

Julie Salvesen wrote on Nov 5, 2020:

"Go now, dear Ethan, to take your place with the angels. May God's grace and His light of PEACE follow your family until you are all together again. Rick and Julie Salvesen"

Sharon Parks wrote on Nov 5, 2020:

"Did numerous plays at the Windsor where I got to know Ethan. He had such a zest for performing and was such fun to be around. Peace and understanding to you his family ."

Rick and Sue Wanken wrote on Nov 5, 2020:

"A beautiful soul gone to soon. Heaven is much brighter with him . Prayers to your family."

Bonnie Stewart wrote on Nov 4, 2020:

"I enjoyed having Ethan in class so much. He always gave his best and bounced into the room every day like a beam of sunshine through the big windows. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Bonnie Stewart"

Mary Lou Semler wrote on Nov 4, 2020:

"Our hearts ache for you......Craig and Mary Lou Semler"