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John A. Lampl

John A. Lampl, 57, Nevis, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, in his home.

John was born on May 29, 1950, to John and Harriet (Kouba) Lampl in Regent, N.D. As a small boy, he moved with his family to the Nevis area. He graduated from the Nevis High School with the Class of 1970. John went on to attend Vocational-Technical College in Fargo. As a young man, he ventured to sunny Florida and the Virgin Islands, where he worked a variety of jobs and made his home for a time. In 1977, John was united in marriage to Judy Merritt. This union was blessed with one daughter, Rande. In 1978, John began working for the City of Park Rapids as a water department technician in a career that spanned over 18 years, until failing health forced him into early retirement. On July 18, 1987, John married Donna J. McDougall of Detroit Lakes. This union was blessed with one son, Jerry. In 1990, John and Donna engaged in raising beef cattle and built up a fine cow/calf operation that involved calving out 120 mother cows each year and raising the crops necessary to feed their herd. John loved the outdoors, especially when it came to hunting the forests and fields of Northern Minnesota or fishing the pine laden lakes near his home. He attended the Assembly of God Church of Park Rapids. Above all, John devoted his life to his wife, children and grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart.

He was survived by his wife, Donna, Nevis; his son, Jerry, Nevis; his daughter, Rande (Ray) Woodrum, Park Rapids; two granddaughters, Mariah and Monica, Park Rapids; his sister, Cathy (Al) Kuntz, Bismarck, N.D.; five brothers, Paul (Rachel) Lampl, Hawley, Bob (Ellie) Lampl, Daryl (Joan) Lampl, Duane Lampl, all of Park Rapids, Dave (Cindy) Lampl, Fargo, N.D., as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry.

Services were held Saturday, May 31, in Park Rapids.

Casket bearers were Jerry Lampl, Rande Woodrum, Ray Woodrum, Bob Lampl, Daryl Lampl and Darrell Anderson. Honorary casket bearers were Duane Lampl, Barry Berthiaume, Roger Wiebesick and Cathy Kuntz.