Orlin Walter Lampert

Orlin Walter Lampert, son of former (1926) Rapid City mayor Arthur Arno Lampert, died at his home in Allendale, New Jersey, on February 29, 2004.  He was 79 years old.  Walt Lampert’s career in sales, export and management of earthmoving equipment spanned nearly three decades.  He attended the South Dakota School of Mines and was a Business and Engineering graduate of the University of South Dakota.  He began working for the Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois, in 1949 and was posted to Australia and New Zealand for five years.  In 1956 he joined the General Motors Corporation department of Overseas Operations in New York City where he eventually assumed responsibilities for global sales and exports for the Euclid (subsequently Terex) division of GM.  His extensive tasks and travels with GM took him to nearly every continent in the world with intrinsic duties in Africa and the Far East.  Walt Lampert is survived by his wife, Winifred Wilkes Lampert, three children – Donald, of Gays Mills, Wisconsin, Susan Proctor, of Morristown, New Jersey, and James, of Detroit, Michigan – four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his two brothers;  John Arthur Lampert (Jack) and Arthur A. Lampert, both of Rapid City.   Memorials in his name may be made to the Archer United Methodist Church of Allendale, New Jersey, or the Lee Memorial Library of Allendale, New Jersey.