Newell – Lawrence “Bud” Lampe, 90, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society, Newell. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Lawrence Bernard “Bud” Lampe was born on December 8, 1927 in Palmer, Iowa to Laurence and Ellen (Drealan) Lampe. After graduating in 1945, Bud joined the United States Navy, serving from 1945-1949. He served in the South Pacific, piloting Higgins boats and cleaning nuclear testing and POW burial sites. On September 2, 1950, Bud married Eleanor Reiff at O.L.G.C. in Fonda and together they celebrated nearly 67 years of marriage before Eleanor’s death in August, 2017. Bud worked as a farmer all his life. He raised crop, cattle, horses and sheep. He was a 4th Degree Knight, served on the Fonda Public School Board, OLGC Parish Council and Finance Committee, served on the Golf Course Board, Fonda Town and Country Boosters.
Bud is survived by his children Marlene (John) Cimpl of Columbus, NE, Richard Lampe of Fonda, Steve Lampe of Newell, and Eileen (Jim) Hornor of Fonda, 13 grandchildren: Erin Nahorny(Columbus, NE), Amy Evans(Columbus, NE), Megan Cimpl (Columbus, NE), Jennifer Bohn (Lincoln, NE), Kristine Naidech (Chicago, IL), Kari Lampe (Columbia, MO), Kayla Banks (Champaign, IL), Eric Lampe (Des Moines, IA), Jill Riedel (Sioux Falls, SD), Amanda Smith (Sioux Falls, SD), Molly Hornor (Sioux Falls, SD), Michael Hornor (Fonda, IA), Jennifer Lampe (Early, IA) and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jim Lampe and sister Joanne (Danny) Plantz both of Pocahontas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ellie, sons David, Jerome and Michael Lampe, and brothers Eugene and Merle Lampe.