Eugene James Lampe, 76, of Frederika, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 as a result of an auto accident.
Eugene was born on November 15, 1942 in Frederika, the son of Clarence August Wilhelm and Rosa (Korte) Lampe. Proudly attended Frederika High School until consolidation with Tripoli High School, graduating in 1960. After school, he worked for his brothers Larry & LaVerne, at Lampe Construction in Sumner before enlisting in the US Army and being stationed in Korea. After service, he returned to work at John Deere in Waterloo for 31 years. Eugene was united in marriage in October 16, 1970 to Marilyn Schmidt, residing in Denver, Iowa.
Eugene was a member of Acker-Matthias Post 653 in Denver, calling BINGO for many years and was honored to serve a term as Commander. He enjoyed bowling, baseball, fishing, playing cards, camping, woodworking, family times and his grandchildren.
Eugene is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four sons, Kirk (Rhae) Lampe of Cedar Rapids, Wade (Jess) Lampe of Readlyn, Shawn (Patti) Lampe of Waverly and Nicholas Lampe of Dewar; eight grandchildren, Maggie, Maxwell, Dylan, Trystan, Kaliya, Teddy, Emily and Lili; two brothers, Melvin (Mary Ann) of Blytheville, AR, Virgil (Pam) of Sumner; two sisters, Geraldine Piper, Pharr, TX and Darlys (Kenny) Buhrow of Tripoli; two sister-in-laws, Shirley Lampe of Sumner, Anne Lampe of Waterloo and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, LaVerne, Arlan, Larry and one sister Berdine (Arnold) Seehase and one sister-in-law Mary (Arlan) Lampe.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, March 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 at Kaiser Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor Jane Harris of St. John Lutheran Church, Frederika leading a prayer service at 6:00 p.m.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. 319-352-1187