It is with heavy hearts that we report that Martha Hulings Kaemmer passed away in late March. Martha was a St. Paul businesswoman and philanthropist, married to Dr. Art Kaemmer, MD (the KRLT’s first-ever Vice President). The Kaemmers have supported the Kinni Land Trust from our founding— in fact, they were our ‘angel investors’: they backed us when we were only an idea, and not a lot more. Martha and Art’s financial support, through their HRK Foundation, and generous personal support have continued ever since. Many of our members will fondly remember Martha from events like our “Corks, Cuisine, and Conservation”.
Martha was a kind, genuinely unassuming, and generous spirit— eager to know what we were doing, and hear about our challenges and our successes. It seemed to me that Martha focused her attention and care outward, towards others— the very definition of a ‘generous spirit.’ We send our sincere condolences to Art, and to their family, for their loss.
Written by Robert Chambers, KRLT Board Member and KRLT founder.
To read Martha’s obituary, please click here.