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Alma Lampe

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Alma F. Lampe age 98 of Fredericksburg died Thursday, October 21, 2010, at the New Hampton Care Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2010, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, Fredericksburg with Pastor Ronnie Koch from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, presiding. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2010, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Alma F. Lampe was born May 18, 1912, in Hanover, Germany, the daughter of Karl and Anna (Heusmann) Homeyer. In 1925, at the age of 13, Alma came by ship to the United States with her grandmother, a brother and cousin. She was unable to speak any English. Alma worked as a cleaning lady at a hotel in Waverly until she married Elmer H. Lampe on November 24, 1932, in Waverly, IA. The couple made their living on a farm and raised their one son, Jim. Alma always enjoyed having a large garden, knitting, playing cards and attending Ladies Aide. She also enjoyed visits from her only granddaughter. Alma was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. Survivors include one son, Jim (Marian) Lampe of Plainfield; one granddaughter, Dixie (Tom) Orthel of Milford, IA; nieces and nephews in Germany and the U.S. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1979; one brother, William Homeyer and a half-sister, Elfrieda Mason.

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  1. My sympathy to the family. My daughter delivered the newspaper to Alma in the late 70’s and early 80’s. She was a wonderful and warm person. I remember her fondly.

  2. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. I know she was a special mother, mother-in-law, and grandma to Dixie. Our love & blessings to you at this time. May memories give you comfort. Laura, Tom, Emma & Mark

  3. Dear Jim & Maryln, Family, In this time of sorrow May it comfort you to know that the thought and prayers of others Are with you in deepest sympathy. Brenda Parks and Rick Kobliska

  4. Dix and family-My sincere sympathy in the loss of your grandma. We shared many stories about our grandparents! Heaven is a better place today with her arrival. Take care of yourself too!!


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