|Rapid City - Long time Rapid City, SD Physician and Surgeon Arthur Arno Lampert died Monday while hospitalized at Lake Havasu City, AZ. He died from the complications of Valley Fever.
Arthur was born in Rapid City on August 4, 1912 to Arthur A. Lampert and Helen Emma Marshall, both children of early Black Hills pioneers. He attended Rapid City High School, the South Dakota School of Mines, and Northwestern University for his MD and then residency training at Harper Hospital in Detroit, MI. He did neurosurgical training both in Philadelphia and in England.
Arthur served in WWII as a combat surgeon in the European Theatre. After the service he returned to Rapid City, SD and resumed an active medical practice that spanned over 50 years including many years as Chief of Surgery. He is a past president of the South Dakota Medical Association and held numerous State and National offices during his medical career. He was chairman of the AMA Council on Legislative Activities and was instrumental in helping to write the original rules for Medicare.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, John Arthur (Jack), a cousin Helene Emma Marshall, and granddaughter Kimberly Lynn Bingham.
|He is survived by his wife Joan, by a son Arthur Arno Lampert Jr. of Rapid City, born to Arthur and Frances Williams, by two daughters, Jerolyn Ruth and Cheryl Bingham, of Elko, and Las Vegas, Nevada, respectively, children of Arthur and Altha Marvin as well as a step daughter Jackie Cooper, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and by his brother, Orlin Walter Lampert of Allendale, N.J. Five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five nieces and two nephews also survive him
Art Lampert will be remembered by many as their doctor and friend. His service to the community and the nation touched many lives.
Memorial services were held in Lake Havasu on Thursday, December 16. Internment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery in the spring of 2000.