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Valda Lamp

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Valda Lamp, 77, of Manning, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 30, 2021, at her home.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, with the Revs. Jonathan Conner and Robert Riggert officiating. Organist will be Carolyn Kerkhoff. Casket bearers will be Quincy Lamp, Emily Lamp, Paige Struchen, Kolby Struchen, Connor Lamp, Calah Payton, Tyler Saunders, Sydney Macumber, Brian Lamp and Preston Lamp. Honorary casket bearers will be Reagan Lamp and Raleigh Lamp. Interment will be at Manning Cemetery in Manning.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning.

Valda Ann, daughter of Henry John and Norma Ida (Anthony) Lamaack, was born July 7, 1943, in Manning, Iowa. She grew up northwest of Aspinwall. Valda attended country school near her home and graduated from Manning High School in 1961. During high school, she was FFA Sweetheart and was on homecoming royalty.

On Sept. 14, 1963, Valda married Gordell Lamp, her high school sweetheart, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Four children, Julie, Jill and twins Scott and Steven, were born to this union. In 1969, they moved to and farmed northwest of Aspinwall until Gordy passed away in 2005. Throughout this time, Valda worked for a local dentist and Wells Manufacturing, while being an excellent homemaker. In November 2005, Valda moved into Manning.

Valda was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, playing cards, and playing piano and organ. Her family and friends enjoyed her rye bread, dill pickles and brownies. Above all, Valda enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and special foster grandchild Kelden Freese.

Valda is survived by her four children: Julie Lamp of Manning, Jill (Jon) Saunders of Manilla, Scott (Jolene) Lamp of Newton and Steven (Jennifer) Lamp of Newburgh, Indiana; five grandchildren: Brian Lamp, Paige (Kolby) Struchen, Tyler Saunders and special friend Sydney, Quincy (Emily) Lamp, Connor Lamp and fiancée Calah, and Preston Lamp; two great-grandchildren: Reagan and Raleigh Lamp; brother-in-law Mahlon (Jane) Lamp of Atlantic; sister-in-law Jean Roe of Des Moines; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Gordell; her parents: Henry and Norma Lamaack; a brother: Allan Lamaack; a sister: Marla Nissen Kienast; three brothers-in-law: Allen Nissen, Leland Kienast and Rudy Roe; and Gordell’s parents: Wilbur and Phyllis Lamp.

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