Obituary – Lampe, Dorothy Lee (Nemec)

Class of 1937

1937 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalDorothy Lee Nemec
Dorothy Lee Nemec

– daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nemec of Perry, was born in Perry on Nov. 6, 1919 and attended the elementary grades in Fairview, dist. 30, a rural school. She attended high school in Perry. Following graduation she expects to become a telephone operator.

Dorothy Lee (Nemec) Lampe

November 6, 1919 – October 13, 2001

Dorothy Nemec Lampe, 81, long-time Noble County resident, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in Commerce, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Zion Lutheran Church, east of Perry. Pastor Ben Mirtz will officiate. Interment will be at Grace Hill Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lampe was born Nov. 6, 1919, to Czechoslovakian immigrants John and Christiana Nemec. She attended country grade schools outside of Perry and graduated from Perry High School. She worked as night chief operator of the telephone company in Perry in the 1930s and early 1940s.

She married Ervin Lampe on Nov. 1, 1939, in Winfield, Kan. In the 1950s they bought a farm east of Perry, near Sumner, where they lived until moving to Perry in 1997. They were married almost 60 years at the time of his death in 1999.

In the 1960s she wrote the Sumner news column for area newspapers.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she particularly enjoyed the friendship and support of the women in Circle I. She also enjoyed numerous day trips by bus to regional areas of interest..

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Norene Gayle (Mrs. Don) Williams; a sister, Leona Henry; and two brothers, Ed Nemec and Stanly Nemec.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Ervin and Susan (Gish) Lampe of Commerce, TX; four grandchildren, Tamara (Williams) Putman and Michelle (Williams) Armitage of South Carolina, Blair Lampe, of New York, and Emily Lampe of Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kaitlyn Putman.