Esther M. Lampman, age 85, of Eau
Claire passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 26, at her home.
Esther was born at
home on May 12, 1922, to the late Lauritz M. and Olga (Larson)
Nelson in the town of Dover, New Auburn. She grew up on the family
farm and attended school through the eighth grade. At the age of 16,
Esther left home to work as a maid for several years in the St.
Paul-Minneapolis area. Upon returning to Eau Claire, she worked for
Dr. Frederick Midelfort in a similar position. On February 18, 1943,
she married Dale Lampman in Cheyenne, Wyo. While Dale was stationed
overseas, she worked at the paper mill in Eau Claire. After the war,
Dale and Esther farmed in Colfax and lived in Green Bay, Albert Lea,
Minn., and Medford. Following their retirement, they lived in Chetek
and later moved to Eau Claire. Esther enjoyed spending 10 years in
Apache Junction, Ariz., as a snowbird. On Feb. 18, Esther and Dale
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by
her husband, Dale; children, Linda (Larry) Kolbrak of Chippewa
Falls, Greg (Donna) Lampman of Eleva and Donna Ress of Eau Claire;
grandchildren, Jonathan (Christa) Kolbrak, Emma (Nathan and
daughter, Annabel) Maas, Heather (Tony) McDonald, Heath (Carrie)
Lampman and Nicky Ress; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Alexis
McDonald, Gabriel Lampman; sisters, Erma Witta of Eau Claire and
Sybil Moe of Chetek; nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in
death by an infant son, Jeffrey; brothers, Franklin and Johnny
will be at noon on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Hope Lutheran Church
(Corner of Starr Avenue and Eddy Lane) with the Reverend Randy Olson
officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service at the church. Interment will be at a later date.
Home is serving the family.