A funeral Mass for Harold Lampe will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Bancroft. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery with military honors provided.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Bancroft and will continue one hour prior to the Mass at the Church on Wednesday.
Harold James Lampe, son of Ben and Ella (Ahrendsen) Lampe passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017, at the Hawkeye Care Center, Bancroft, at the age of 96.
Harold was born on December 17, 1920, in Manning. The family moved to Bancroft in 1925. Harold graduated from St. John's Catholic High School. He played basketball and baseball and had a lifelong love for sports. His favorite teams were the Minnesota Twins and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
On August 26, 1941, he married Dorothy Eleanor Alt at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. He worked at Welp's Hatchery after graduation and then worked at Welp's Feed mill until he took over his dad's farm in 1957. Harold served his country in the United States Army serving as a Military Police. He was an active member of the Bancroft American Legion for over 70 years. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
He is survived by eight daughters and three sons, Janet (Duane) Smith of Des Moines, Mary (Joe) Boies of Santa Fe, NM, Tom (Dorothy) Lampe of Altoona, Patty (Tom) Aures of Van Buren, AR, Betty (Truman Barthusen) Harrison of Cherokee, Sharon (Ernie) Reiter of Kanab, UT, Rose (Bernie) Brandenburg of Ash Flat, AR, Susie (Larry) Leach of Armstrong, Mike (Cathy) Lampe of Yukon, OK, Phil (Audrey) Lampe of Burt, and Vivian (Mark) Payne of Fort Collins, CO. He is also survived by 41 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Stevens of New Hampton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy on December 26, 2005; four brothers, Percy, Arnold, Gene, and Leonard; a son-in-law, Ron Harrison; and a grandson-in-law, Ray Nisi.
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Our deepest sympathies Phil & Audrey. May Harold RIP. Prayers to all the family. Claire & Joyce Reutzel
Thank you for the phone call to notify me of Harold's passing. I remember with fondness our visit at his 90th birthday bash. May God Bless his family. Jon Ahrendsen
Sorry for your loss, but Harold has made it "home" and what a wonderful Easter he will have! Enjoy and cherish the memories.
Vickie Mulligan Godfredsen
So sorry to see this. My husband said he was thinking of him today. Always enjoyed talking to him when we were home. Thinking of you all. Praying he will rest in peace!
Sending my thoughts and prayer to all of you! You will be dearly missed Uncle Stretch!
Prayers for the whole family. He lived a long happy life. God has him in Heaven with him now. He was a wonderful man. Always enjoyed talking to him. RIP Harold
So sorry for your loss. Missed seeing him in church on Saturday night but know he is no longer suffering. Rest In Peace Harold. You will be missed. Prayers to all of your family
Love~n~Hugs to the Lame Clan
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