February 13, 2014


Alan Lamaack, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning following a short illness.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning. The Rev. Jonathon Conner of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning will officiate.

Music will be "Just As I Am," "Chief of Sinners" and "Amazing Grace." Organist will be Carlys Stribe.

Casket bearers will be Seth Nelson, Trent Nelson, Justin Fitzpatrick, Zachary Taylor, Justin Jensen and Jeff Joens. Honorary casket bearers will be Mikala Fitzpatrick, Danielle Nelson, Brandi Nelson, Jadyn Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kaitlyn Nelson, Autumn Nelson and Tayden Taylor.

Burial will be at Manning Cemetery, Manning.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Ohde Funeral Home.

Allan William, son of Henry and Norma (Anthony) Lamaack, was born Nov. 18, 1936, in Manning, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church. Following his graduation from Manning High School in 1955, Allan worked for a short time in California. After his return to the Manning area Allan started farming west of Aspinwall. He married Sharil Jentzen on June 1, 1958, and four children were born to this union. He retired from farming in 1970 and moved to his current residence in Manning in 1972. Allan owned and operated a gravel truck while assisting various farmers in the area. He was also a seasonal employee at the Aspinwall Co-op where he was known as "AW".

Road trips were something he greatly enjoyed, especially if the route took him to a casino or to the home of one of his children or grandchildren. He knew every road in the state and never took the same route twice. He also enjoyed fishing wherever the fish were biting and for several summers enjoyed fishing trips to Minnesota with his children. Allan took great pride in the woodworking items he made.

Survivors include his children: Cindy Nelson and husband Dan of Vail, Gail Fitzpatrick and husband Mike of Missouri Valley, Jelene Lincoln and husband Pat of Ames, and Lynn Lamaack and wife Julie of Breda; six grandchildren: Danielle Nelson of Carroll, Seth Nelson of Emmetsburg, Trent and Brandi Nelson of Emmetsburg, Justin Fitzpatrick of Omaha, Neb., Mikala Fitzpatrick and fiancé Justin Jensen of Lake Preston, S.D., and Zachary Taylor of Sioux City; five great-grandchildren: Evan and Autumn Nelson, Jadyn and Kaitlyn Nelson and Tayden Taylor; sister Valda Lamp of Manning, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Marla Nissen; and brothers-in-law Allen Nissen, Leland Kienast and Gordell Lamp.