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Joanne Lampe

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Joanne Louise Lampe age 81 of Lawler, IA died Monday, March 28, 2016, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Frederika with Rev. Paul Nelson presiding. Interment will be held in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fredericksburg with Gary Lampe, Cindy Lampe, Julie Zeien, Calvin Meyer, Artie Havens, and Art Havens serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Mackenzie Zeien, Abigail Zeien, Parker Zeien, and Dixie Orthel. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Joanne Louise Ruth Lampe was born June 17, 1934, in Charles City, IA, the daughter of Leslie and Eldora (Mahnke) Parson. She was a 1953 graduate of Frederika High School. During her time in high school Joanne met Vernon Lampe, a young man a couple of years older than her. They were married December 28, 1953, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Frederika. To this union three children were born. Shortly after marriage, the couple moved to Virginia where Vernon was stationed in the United States Army. Joanne and Vernon moved back to Lawler after his service was complete. The family spent time living in rural Fredericksburg before returning to Lawler. Joanne worked for several years at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Sumner. She then took a position at Sara Lee in the sanitation department. She ended her career working for Chickasaw County retiring in 2015, after 20 years of service. Joanne enjoyed going to the casino even when the big winnings didn't come her way. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and always looked forward to the holidays when everyone would get together. Joanne is survived by her husband of 62 years, Vernon; son, Bruce (Betty) Lampe of Ionia, IA; daughter, Brenda (Arthur) Havens of Ionia, IA; four grandchildren, Cindy Lampe, Gary Lampe, Julie Zeien, and Artie Havens; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Zeien, Abigail Zeien, and Parker Zeien; son-in-law, Raymond Blong of Waucoma, IA; two sisters-in-law, Cora Parson of Cherokee Village, AR, Donna Mae Meyer of Fredericksburg, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Barbara Blong; step-mother, Bertha Parson; four brothers, John, Duane, and Kenneth Parson, Roger Perry; sister, Lorraine Parson; several aunts and uncles.

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  1. Brenda, I am sorry to hear about your Mother. Dave and I send our sympathy to you. I enjoyed your Mom and it was always nice visiting with her. Dave and Sandy Jaschen

  2. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I worked with Joanne at Sara Lee and always had fun with her.

  3. We are so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. She was a kind neighbor and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the coming days and months. Joseph, Leslie, and Annie Raymond

  4. So sorry for your loss. I remember we were neighbors as kids, and used to go over to the house to play with Brenda and Barbara. Joanne was always a welcome Mom who took us in, even though we were little hellions always looking for mischief. Our thoughts are with you. Chris O’Connell Crowe Georgetown, TX


  6. We are so very sorry for your loss!! She was such a friendly woman. You could tell she has a big heart!!

  7. Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and wife. You have condolences from all the Behrens family. Bill Behrens

  8. Vernon, Brenda and Bruce. Joanne was a great lady she was kind, patient and love to visit. She always like seeing us at Chickasaw County Public Health when staff worked long hours. She will be deeply missed. Life is not always fair but she was a very gentle and kind lady. Always will be remembered. The Staff at Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services.

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