Arthur John Lampert Jr



Dear Lampert Relatives,

I am so sorry to report the passing of my beloved Uncle, Arthur John Lampert, Jr. Dan and I last visited Uncle Art on March 24 at Ramsey Co Care Center where he was recovering from a leg infection due to poor circulation. He did not swallow well and was eating poorly. But he perked up when we came and shared some of his WWII stories with us, and he enjoyed hearing of our recent travels. He appeared to be improving, and we were not expecting such a sudden turn of events. He lived in his own home until his last hospitalization, although he was on a waiting list at an assisted living facility. His daughter Debbie Lampert Massa was devoted to him. She lived nearby in White Bear Lake and helped him extensively at home, which enabled him to remain there. He shared a wealth of family history with me and his wise counsel will be much missed. His obituary is as follows.

Loving Husband, Father Grandfather, Great-grandfather Of White Bear Lake born March 8, 1925 (age 90). The Lord called him home on April 3, 2015. He passed away peacefully with family at his side. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Louanne, his parents Arthur John Lampert, Sr. and Irma Potter Smith, his sister, Eleanor Plunkett (Warren) and his brothers, Kenneth (Rita) and Leonard. Survived by devoted daughter Debbie (Joe), 2 grandchildren, Jaymi & Jayson (Erin), 3 great-grandchildren, Maddie, Allie & Amelia each of whom he cherished and loved beyond words. Also survived by nieces Dianne Plunkett Latham (Daniel), Lynda Plunkett-Wright (Gregory), Marilee Sager (Christopher) and nephew, Peter Daniel Plunkett, and many other loving nieces and nephews. Art was especially proud to serve in the US Army 81 st Wildcat Infantry Division in the Pacific Theatre during WWII in the Battle of Peleliu. He was an expert rifleman and he saved many of his fellow soldiers even after becoming wounded, earning him the Purple Heart Medal. Art embraced his family with the utmost of pride, love and joy. He was a gentle, kind, loving and most generous man. Art will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation 10:00-12:00 AM on Wednesday, April 8 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 674 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul 651.774.2396. Close family and friends are invited to the graveside service with Military Funeral Honors at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Avenue So., Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church preferred. 651-429-7661
Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 5, 2015.