Arlene Lampe, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at her residence following a 10-year battle with cancer.
Rena Arlene Lampe was born April 7, 1938, in Los Angeles, Calif., the daughter of Herbert and Claudia (Eslinger) Moses. She was raised in the Los Angeles area until her family moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Arlene graduated from high school in Idaho Falls in 1956. Following her education she worked as a secretary.
On June 13, 1958, Arlene and Robert Lampe were united in marriage at Idaho Falls. The couple made their home in Le Mars where Arlene stayed at home to raise their children. In 1969, the family moved to Remsen where they owned and operated Bob's Service and Tire. Arlene helped Bob with the bookkeeping. The family returned to Le Mars in 1990.
Arlene was a member of St. James' Catholic Church in Le Mars. She was an avid sports fan. She never missed one of her children's or grandchildren's sporting events. Some of her favorite teams were the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Robert of Le Mars; her six children, Vicki Sterman and her husband, Lee, of Crestview, Fla., Alan and his wife, Theresa, of Maple Grove, Minn., Dale and his wife, Kim, of Minneapolis, Minn., Angela Eilts and her fiancÚ, Mike Majeres of Remsen, Margie Gallagher and her husband Jon of Flandreau, S.D., and Robyn Lampe and her fiancÚ, Justin Haggin of Sioux City; eight grandchildren, Brett and Kayla Sterman, Jonathan and Jade Gallagher, Brynn and Aidan Lampe, Cooper Lampe and Tanner Eilts; four step-grandchildren Jeremy, Derek and Austin Majeres and Justice Haggin; a brother, Ron Moses of Temecula, Calif.; three sisters, D'Neva Damon and her husband, John of Temecula, Calif., Mary Tipton of Portland, Ore., and Diana Schiltz and her husband, James of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Cecelia Ann Kearns; and her mother and father-in-law Elva and Louis Lampe.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. James' Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home with the family present from 4 to 8 p.m. There was a parish rosary led at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m. There was also one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass.
Pallbearers were Brett Sterman, Lee Sterman, Mike Majeres, Justin Haggin, Jon Gallagher, Shane Jasper, Chad Lampe and Shawn Schiltz.