Laverne Lampen

  • Born: March 8, 1929
  • Died: January 10, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Laverne Lampen, age 89 of Holland passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Laverne is survived by his wife Esther, of 62 years; his children and grandchildren: Lowell and Trudy Lampen (Duffy, Meggi and George) of Wisconsin, Andrea Ivarsson (Gunnar and Oskar) of California, honorary daughter Leslie Lampen of Holland; brother: Neil and Marilyn Lampen; brothers-in-law: William (Mary) Plumert Jr., and Raymond (Linda) Plumert.

Laverne served in the United States Army in active duty during the Korean War. After his time in the service, he graduated from Hope College with a B.A. and Michigan State University with an M.A. and an Ed.S. During his career, he taught in Godwin Heights High School, served as elementary Principal in Perry, MI and later served as Principal of Zeeland High School. He continued his career as Superintendent of Portland Public Schools and Negaunee Public Schools in Michigan. Following his retirement from Michigan Public Schools, he was Headmaster at Spanish River Christian School in Boca Raton, FL.

Laverne was a member of Harlem Reformed Church, in Holland, MI. He also was a member of the Zeeland American Legion and the Lions Club.

The funeral service with military honors will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Second Reformed Church, 225 East Central Avenue, Zeeland. A time of visitation will be held after the service in the church fellowship area. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation donations can be made online at .