Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to all of you. I have many fond memories of Mr Lampen during my visit. He will be missed. God bless you all.
With love and peace,

Dr Ballan Tuck
Alameda, California

Posted by Ballan Tuck - Alameda, CA - Family   January 22, 2019

Esther- I'm sad to hear of Vern's passing- we just found out today. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that you will be in our prayers.

Posted by Karen & Mike Miron - Holland, MI   January 22, 2019

Dear Lapens,

I am sorry to hear of Laverne's passing,

As a friend of the family, I will miss the kind and loving person, I had the privilege of knowing for brief, but some very important times.
My sympathy reaches out to Esther and family, especially Andrea,Gunnar, and. Oskar, who I know best.

Kate Sutherland

Posted by Kate Sutherland - Aptos, CA - Friend   January 21, 2019

What a wonderful man ! I wish had known him ! But, I am fortunate enough to know his daughter Andy . It sounds to me like she is a living example of him . Good job Vern ! Patty Sue Mozart (California )

Posted by Patricia Mozart - Los Altos Hills, CA - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

This kind gentleman taught me a great deal. My Mother's youngest brother expressed a variety of lessons regarding War, Education including Business Administration, Construction, and was the perfect example of what an Uncle should be. I loved him always, smiles.

Posted by Dirk de Vries - Waverly, MI   January 16, 2019

Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.

Posted by A friend   January 15, 2019

This evening, the Portland Foundation for Public Education took action to place a memorial item to honor the service of Mr. Lampen and commemorate his contribution to the community during the renovation of areas of Portland High School. Mr. Lampen served as Superintendent of Schools during the 1980s and instrumental in improvement of teaching and learning for the students and staff of the public schools. He was a gentleman and scholar.

Community leaders such as Gregg Foote and Keith Neller along with fellow administrators John Clarey and Mannes Overweg are members of the Foundation. A number of former students also commented on the contribution of the Lampen family to the culture that was elevated by their presence during these years.

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2019

Dear Lampens,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for the loss of such a kind man. We were able to witness what a wonderful father-in-law Verne was to Trudy and what a proud, loving grandfather he was to Duffy, Meggi, and George. The Siefert family was blessed to know Verne and honored to have him as a member of our family. We will miss him dearly.

Posted by Barb Nelson - Dublin, OH - Family   January 14, 2019

Aunt Esther, Lowell, Andrea, and family-
I will miss Uncle Vern so much. So many wonderful memories. Prayers for you all.
Love, Merry

Posted by Merry Muilenberg - Ann Arbor, MI   January 13, 2019

Aunt Esther, Lowell, Andrea, and family-
I will miss Uncle Vern so much. So many wonderful memories. Prayers for you all.
Love, Merry

Posted by Merry Muilenberg - Ann Arbor, MI   January 13, 2019

I have so many beautiful memories of my Uncle Verne growing up.
My dad, mom, my sisters and I spent almost our whole summers in Michigan with my aunts, uncles and cousins. We all loved Uncle Verne so much. He was funny, kind and generous. He made everybody feel like family! He will always be a huge part of my life.

Our sympathy goes out to our much loved aunt, Esther

Much love, Kathy (Steenland) Keavney

Posted by A friend   January 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss Esther.

Posted by Debbie Gutknecht    January 12, 2019

Uncle Vern will be sadly missed by his niece and her husband. Our sympathy goes out to Aunt Esther and family. Jane and Rick Johnson.

Posted by Jane Johnson - Zeeland, MI - Family   January 11, 2019

We share with the family the grief in the loss of Vern, a long-time friend and co-worker for YWAM. He will be greatly missed. Our deep sympathy.

Posted by Bob and Bertha Drew - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   January 11, 2019