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Jimmey Lampe

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Jimmey Lee 'Jim' Lampe age 82 of Plainfield died Thursday, January 19, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Military Honors will be conducted by the New Hampton American Legion Post. Interment will take place at a later date. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Jimmey Lee “Jim” Lampe was born May 8, 1934, in the Lampe home by the dry-run in Waverly, IA, the son of Elmer H. and Alma (Homeyer) Lampe. The family moved to the Oran-Fairbank area where he attended country school until the 7th grade. He was then enrolled in Lutheran Parochial School in Fairbank his 7th and 8thgrade years. He was confirmed in 8th grade at the Fairbank Lutheran Missouri Synod Church. In 1948, the family moved to a farm by Frederika and lived there for seven years. The family later moved to a farm northeast of Sumner. Jim helped farm with his father and also worked at the Tripoli canning factory, Wilharm Produce and with Lampe Construction. Jim entered the United States Army in February of 1956 and had his training at Camp Chaffe, AR, and Fort Carson, Colorado. While on leave in 1956, he came home and married Marian Drewis on July 8, 1956. To this union a daughter, Dixie was born. Following his leave, he was sent overseas to Stuttgart, Germany where he was in the 7th Infantry serving the border patrol on the Russian border during the cold war. He was glad that he was stationed in Germany as he was able to visit with his aunts, uncles and cousins. After receiving his honorable discharge, he returned home and again worked for Lampe construction, Roth construction from Storm lake and part-time for Moeller Construction. In 1959, he started farming northeast of Sumner and also worked part-time for Heyer Lumber Yard, Sumner. In 1963, the family moved to a farm south of New Hampton and lived there for 38 years until their homestead was taken by imminent domain for the highway 63 expansion. Jim enjoyed farming, going to tractor pulls and his beef cattle. He also did a lot of custom farming such as baling, windrowing oats and hay and also welding repairs for area farmers. He had sold seed corn and beans and loved having his black lab at his side. He loved time with his friends and had a special friend in Jim Eckenrod with whom he farmed with for 8 years. In 2001 he had a farm sale and moved to an acreage near Plainfield. Survivors include his wife, Marian; one daughter, Dixie Lee (Tom) Orthel of Milford, IA; sister-in-law, Marlene (Jerry) Snelling of Tripoli; brother-in-law, Marvin (Trivona) Drewis of Waverly and many relatives and friends including those in Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Randy and Edna Drewis; brother-in-law, Martin Drewis; great-niece Brittany Lohmann; cousin, Barbara Blong; aunts and uncles.

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  1. Marian & Dixie family, You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Enjoyed seeing both of you when you came to NH.

  2. Marian, I was very sad to hear the news of Jims passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be so missed. I loved seeing the two of you at a restaurant or store and talking to you both. My deepest sympathy, DeeDee Sternat

  3. So sorry about your loss….still wondering if we could be related….my dad’s name was Bernard Lampe and his ancesters came over from Germany many years ago! He first lived near Manning Iowa and later moved to farm in Kossuth Co. near Bancroft, Ia. God Bless you and your loved one! Ethelreda Lampe Steven.

  4. Marian and Dixie, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers remain with you. I will not be able to attend in person as I am currently in Arizona but I shall be there in my thoughts.

  5. We were sorry to hear about the loss of your father, Dixie. Our sympathy to you & your family. Pat & Mary Parrott

  6. Marian and Dixie, So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Many memories of times spent on the farm with your family. Sending my deepest sympathy to you. Deesa Lessman

  7. To Marian and Dixie, so sorry to hear about Jim. I remember all the good times we had when we would come out and help throw bales or sit in the shop and tell stories. I know my dad always got excited to come and help out, now they are telling stories from above. My thoughts and prayers are you you!!!!

  8. Marian and Dixie, All of us at Ag Land Implement are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. We always enjoyed your visits to Ag Land, they always lightened our day!! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Marian & Dixie, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. The girls, Kaiti and Sarah, have fond memories of when Jim and you would come into the caf. Prayers be with your family. The Fox Family

  10. Dixie and Tom, I am deeply saddened to hear about your dad’s passing. Know that my prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength. Joni

  11. I remember talking to both of you at Cliff’s after breakfast Or anytime of the day. . It has been a long time sense I have seen you. Paul told me that Jim did tractor pulling with him. He sure enjoys working on his old tractors, I think he has 8 big ones and 1 home made one he built in the 70’s. Remember, if you come thru here stop in. Usually I am gone in the morning. You are in are prays. If you come thru are big town stop in, I have lost were you live! Pat & Paul

  12. I am so sorry for your loss Marian and Dixie. I remember Jim coming into the L-Kove and talking to my husband. And you and I joking around about our husbands at Williamstown Store. Co-incidentally, Jim and I both went to the Lutheran Parochial School in Fairbank, Iowa., at different years , of course.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Marion & Dixie, Please accept my sincere sympathies. I will remember Jim as being a very kind man. Gail Carolan

  14. Dave and I wish to express our sympathy to you Marian and your family. Dave visited with you last week Marian, and we only today heard about Jim. We are sorry that we missed his visitation and funeral. We will be praying for all of you. Dave and Sandy Jaschen

  15. Marian and Dixie, Deepest sympathies to you both. Was so sorry to hear about Jim’s death. I have many happy memories of Jim. I can still see him out in the field on that 826.(I loved that tractor!) Learned a lot about life and farming while sitting in the shop with him, Dad and my brother Jim on more than one occasion! I sincerely hope your fond memories of him get you through this difficult time. He was a great farmer and an even better man.

  16. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Jimmey Lee “Jim” Lampe

  17. Marian, Dixie and family, Many good memories of Jim and you all. Sincere sympathy and prayers in your loss. Mary Lou (Schmidt) and Tom Benson

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