July 8, 2013


Ethel Lampe, 89, of Carroll, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Music for the Mass will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit choir with John Wagner as soloist. Lector will be Tom Schapman. Gift bearers will be Ethel's grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers will be John and Diane Staples. Casket bearers will be: Larry Boyce, Loren Boyce, Greg Hacker, Dominic Julich, Jake Kalkhoff and Don Kitt. The Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas will form an honor guard for the Mass. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be at rosary at 4 p.m. by Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a Christian wake service at 6 p.m. by Holy Spirit Parish.

The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday when visitation will resume.

Online condolences may be left for Ethel's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born April 12, 1924 at Carroll, Iowa, Ethel Bridget was the daughter of John and Bridget (Wieland) Boyce. She spent her lifetime in the Carroll community and attended St. Joseph Grade School and later graduated from St. Angela's Academy. Following her schooling Ethel was employed at Rettenmeier Drug Store. On Oct. 30, 1951, Ethel married Lawrence Lampe at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carroll. Ethel was a gifted homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, gardening and especially caring for her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and hosting family gatherings for the holidays. Ethel was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Parish Ladies Guild and the Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Lampe of Carroll; her children: Mike Lampe and wife Kathy of Carroll, and Pat Staples and husband Gary of Carroll; five grandchildren: Josh Lampe, James Lampe, Christina Lampe, Eric Staples, and Trista Staples; three great-grandchildren: Shelby Wiederien, Madelynne Weitl and Peyton Staples; her nephew, Larry (Kay) Boyce of Carroll; her nieces:, Linda (Sal) Lahey of Florida, Louise Barrett of Arizona and Lois Boyce of Illinois; as well as other extended relatives and many friends.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers: James Boyce and Lawrence (Geneva) Boyce; and her mother-in-law Theresa Lampe.