517 E Washington St, Arma, KS 66712

KOOPER DAVID CAMPITI October 8, 2004 - April 21, 2023

Date of Funeral

April 26, 2023

Kooper David Campiti, 18, of Frontenac, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2023 at his home.

Kooper was born October 8, 2004 in Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of Shawn and Kyle (Stevens) Campiti.  He was raised in Frontenac and graduated early from Frontenac High School as part of the Class of 2023. He played baseball, ran track and cross country, and was a member of the Chess Club.  He was an avid video game player and loved Minecraft.  Kooper had also recently gotten into physical fitness. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Liberal, Missouri and was employed full-time at US Cellular although he had planned to start taking college classes in the near future.

Kooper was truly one of a kind.  The first thing most people noticed about Kooper were his eyes, followed immediately by his smile (if he chose to share it with you). He had a deep love for animals and had volunteered at the Humane Society in Pittsburg. Kooper’s heart was big and he was always there for those who needed him. While he was always an advocate and champion for the underdog, he was also fiercely competitive. He will be missed dearly by all those who loved him and will forever be remembered as a beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Kooper is survived by his parents, of the home, an older brother, Skyler Campiti of Pittsburg, a younger sister, Kami Campiti of the home, and paternal grandparents, Sharon Campiti Foulk of Frontenac and Peter Campiti of Elkhart, Indiana.  Other survivors include his Uncle Anthony “Tony” Campiti (Jennifer) of Dallas, Texas, Aunt Vickie Woods of Alton, Missouri, Aunt Missy Proctor (David) of Mindenmines, Missouri, Uncle Allen Stevens (Kathy) of Mindenmines, Missouri, Uncle Tommy Stevens (Belinda) of Mindenmines, Missouri, Uncle Adam Woods (Tyanna) of Alton, Missouri, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, David “Lloyd” and Catherine Stevens, an uncle Timmy Stevens, and an uncle Brian Woods.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at the Countryside Christian Church in Pittsburg, with the Rev. Dan Moss officiating.  Burial will be at the Frontenac City Cemetery across the street from where Kooper loved riding horses with his mother when he was young.  The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Kooper Campiti Fentanyl Education Initiative through the Crawford County, Kansas Sherriff’s Department.  Online condolences may be left for the Campiti family at www.bedenefuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Bedene Funeral Home
Arma, Kansas

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 1:00 P.M.
Countryside Christian Church
Pittsburg, Kansas

Frontenac City Cemetery
Frontenac, Kansas

Kooper Campiti Fentanyl Education Initiative through Crawford County Sherriff's Department


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    Jeffery John Brandau says

    So sad to hear of the loss of Kooper. While the pain is great, one must be grateful for the time you had with Kooper and all of the fond memories. Your family is in my prayers.

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    Cousin Brandi says

    Knowing you are in heaven
    Praying for you cousin
    Heavy hearts for you darling boy

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    Bula Giertz says

    Kyle and Shawn, my heart breaks for you. May God give you the comfort and the strength and peace that you need in the days and years to come.

    Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bula Giertz

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    Mary Warrick says

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Kooper’s familly. May his soul, and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

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    Julie says

    Please know that my prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

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    Cindi Rowe says

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to your whole family. I am praying for strength and comfort for your whole family during this most difficult loss.

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    Matt, Jenni Gauge Aspen and Greyson Kellogg says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this rough time. May his soul rest in his rest in peace with the glory of god the father. Amen.

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    Pam Myers says

    I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family Let this young man’s memories shine

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    Retta Shook says

    I know there are no words that will lessen the indescribable loss of Kooper but please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family through this incredibly difficult time.

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    Kelly Palmer-Buddenhagen says

    The Lord be with you all in difficult time. Prayers to all of the family. So sorry for your loss.

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