Gordell Lamp

Joachim & Agnes (Wiese) Lamp family

Back: Edward - grandfather of Gordy), Frank, Marvin, Vertus, Hubert, Herman
Front: Gerhardt, Joachim (Joe), Jessie, Agnes (Wiese), Charles

Peter Edward Lamp - great-great-grandfather of Gordy

Edward & Laura (Friedrichsen) Lamp

Valda (Lamaack) & Gordell Lamp

Valda & Gordell

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book

Gordell and Valda Lamp were married on September 14, 1963 at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, Iowa. Gordell Vernon Lamp was born on May 11, 1943, son of Wilbur and Phyllis (Pieper) Lamp.

Valda Ann Lamaack was born on July 7, 1943, daughter of Henry John and Norma Ida (Anthony) Lamaack. Gordell grew up on a farm southeast of Manning with his brother and sister, Mahlon Yale and Luanna Jean (Roe). Ancestral names: Friedrichsen, Lamp, Pieper and Hutchinson. Valda grew up on a farm northwest of Aspinwall with her sister Marla Lou (Nissen) (Kienast), deceased and brother Allan William Lamaack. Ancestral names: Anthony, Kuhl, Lamaack and Kai.

The Lamps are the proud parents of four children Julie Ann, Jill Kay (Saunders), and identical twins, Scott Edward and Steven Vernon. All four children graduated from Manning Community High School.

Gordell initially worked at Farmland in Denison and presently works at the Aspinwall Coop. Valda is a homemaker and worked at Well's Manufacturing for several years in Manning. Gordell has enjoyed working in the announcer's booth at football games since 1977. He is a lifetime honorary member of the Hayes Township Schuetzen Verein where he held many offices. Gordell and Valda have farmed for 35 years and raised their family on the Kuhl century farm northwest of Aspinwall in Iowa Township, Crawford County. On September 4, 1993 Jill married Jon Edward Saunders and they have two children, Paige Ann (July 4, 1995) and Tyler Jon (March 15, 1999).
Scott was united in marriage on June 24, 1994 to Jolene Garman.
They have two children Quincy Scott (January 26, 1994) and Connor David (July 11, 1996).
Steven was married to Jennifer Fuxa on April 10, 1999.

Julie has been a Certified Medical Assistant for 20 years, Jill has been a legal secretary for 17 years and Jon has been in the agricultural field for 15 years. Scott has been employed with the Iowa Department of Public Safety since 1994 and Jolene will complete schooling, soon to be a Registered Nurse. Steven, after spending 8 years with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, is currently employed by the Federal Government as a criminal investigator. Jennifer is a Project Administrator in the field of corporate development.

Phyllis & Wilbur Lamp - 1983 Hayes Schuetzen Verein dance
Wilbur and Phyllis (Pieper) Lamp were united in marriage on June 15, 1941 in Vail, Iowa. Wilbur Vernon Lamp, born on February 9, 1918, was the son of Edward and Laura (Friedrichsen) Lamp. Phyllis Faye (Pieper), born on October 17, 1921, is the daughter of Phillip and Faye Hutchinson (Pieper). Wilbur grew up on a farm near Denison, Iowa, Milford Township, graduating from the 8th grade from Knott's School house, Iowa Township. His brothers were Harvey, Arnold, and Clifford, his sisters were DeLoris, Marian and Norma. Ancestral names are Lamp, Wiese, Thomssen and Friedrichsen. Phyllis grew up around Denison, Milford Township, graduating from the 8th grade from Milford Township Country School. She had one sister, LaRoyce and one brother, Yale; both are now deceased.

Ancestral names are Hutchinson, Petty, Pieper and Dixon. The Lamp's were proud parents of three children, Gordell Vernon born on May 11, 1943, Mahlon Yale born on November 22, 1944 and Luana Jean Lamp (Roe) born on November 22, 1947. All three children graduated from Manning High School. Wilbur and Phyllis enjoyed farming southeast of Manning in Ewoldt Township for 35 years prior to moving to Manning in 1982.

Gordell was united in marriage to Valda (Lamaack) on September 14, 1963. They had four children and reside and farm on the Kuhl Century Farm in Iowa Township. Mahlon was married to Jane (Bauer) on July 18, 1965 and had three daughters. Mahlon was an Iowa State Patrolman for 32 years and Jane was Clerk of Court for Cass County and both have now retired. Jean was married to Rudy Roe on October 26, 1985 and is a Registered Nurse with a BSN degree. She has worked at Iowa Methodist Medical Center for 36 years. Rudy has retired from Super Value where he was employed for 31 years.

Wilbur Lamp - 1973 Schuetzen Verein

Phyllis Lamp, unknown

Wilbur Lamp - 1982 Schuetzen Verein

Wilbur Lamp - 1988 Schuetzen Verein

Gordell Lamp - 1988 Schuetzen Verein king

Wilbur & Gordell Lamp Schuetzen Verein king

Gordell Lamp, unknown - 1983 Hayes Township Schuetzen Verein 100th anniversary

Lamp twins - 1983

Gordy Lamp, Wayne Schroeder, Valda Lamp - 1983

Gordell Lamp - Schuetzen Verein celebration

Valda & Gordell Lamp - 1988 Schuetzen Verein

Valda, Julie, Gordell Lamp - 1988 Schuetzen Verein

Ray Irlbeck, Gordy Lamp - Schuetzen Verein

Gordell Lamp & Wayne Schroeder - 1988 Schuetzen Verein

Luana Jean Lamp - MHS 1966

1961 Back: Gary King, Gene Wycoff - quarterback, Kenard Carstens, LaVern "Butch" Spieker
Front: Tom Bromert, Barry Kusel, Mahlon Lamp, Curt Jansen, Bill Graner, Jim Hansen, Roger Kuhl, Ron Schroeder

Honors for Gordy

Gordy Lamp

Ewoldt No. 7 - page 38 of the 2009 Manning Schools history book

Gordy Lamp with his teacher, Lucille Lamp - Ewoldt No. 7

Kindergarten class 1948 Lucille Lamp - teacher

Kenny Venteicher, Larry Lutwitze, Dean Grimm, Marilyn Brus, Gordell Lamp

Top: Harriet Friedrichsen, Dennis Greer, Marilyn Brus
Third: Gordell Lamp, Evelyn Antone - teacher, Dean Grimm
Second: Jean Lamp, Mahlon Lamp, Sharon Greer
Bottom: Denny Rohe, Curt Grimm, Kenny King

Ewoldt No. 7

Back: Dean Grimm, Ron Brus, Marilyn Brus, Gordell Lamp, Rollin Joens, Evelyn Antone
Front: Leo Joens, Harriet Friedrichsen, Mahlon Lamp, Sharon Greer, Curtis Grimm

Julie Lamp receiving an award

Jill Lamp with superintendent Paul Bjorkgren

Steve Lamp 1st grade

Scott Lamp 1st grade

Jill Lamp & Brian Joens - MVP basketball 1986

Doug Vollstedt & Jill Lamp 1986 outstanding senior athletes

From the 2009 Manning Schools history book

Julie Lamp 1986 MHS 1984

The sport that I enjoyed most and excelled at was Track where I participated in the field events. At that time shot put, softball throw, and discus were the events I participated in. I broke the school record in 1984 as a senior and still hold the school record for the discus with a toss of 131"5". I was a State Qualifier in the discus in 1983 and 1984 with placings of 7th and 8th respectively for the State of Iowa. I had the honor of being Captain my senior year and MVP as a Junior and a Senior. Also, my senior year I was ranked 1S` in SW Iowa and The All Meat Empire in the discus, and 2nd in the shot put and was ranked 5th all time SW Iowa in the discus.
Hardees put on Athlete of the Week which I was named in 1984. The M-Club was a sports club which I was a member for 4 years. I lettered all 4 years in track and have many fond memories especially as a freshman as we only had 3 members of the team. Kim Pfannkuch was a softball, discus and shot put thrower like myself and she was a senior and Donna Herbers, a junior, was a long distance runner.
Softball, another favorite of mine, I lettered in 4 years but began playing high school ball as an 8th grader playing several positions which included 1st base, 3rd base, DH, and catcher my Junior and Senior years. A highlight was being winners in the Sectional Tournament over Manilla 7-6 and advancing to the Regionals. We had 4 different coaches in 5 years of playing. Annie Westfall was a great coach and motivator and friend. One year we traveled to Fort Dodge, a 2 hour bus ride, twice as the first trip got rained out. The second trip we were not playing very well and got behind 13 to 2 and on the last at bat we came back to win the game 15-13 - what a great game and experience.
Basketball: I participated in 4 years but lettered my Junior and Senior years. This was at the time where we played 6 on 6 and I was a forward. One game down at Audubon, I played the second half and scored 37 points, my all time single game high.
Other accomplishments: Inducted into The National Honor Society my senior year. I played the Clarinet in marching band and concert band from 4th grade through 12th grade, lettering as a Senior.
I was involved in FFA for all 4 years and enjoyed going to soil judging and livestock judging contests in which we traveled all over the state. In 19821983, I was part of the team that placed 2nd in the State for Soil Judging. I was honored with the Star Chapter Farmer Award as a sophomore and was selected to be a Delegate to the State FFA Convention in 1983 along with attending the National FFA Convention in Kansas City that year. The IAYI (Iowa Agricultural Youth Institute) I attended was a week of meetings and leadership exercises on how to improve agriculture. There are a lot of memories judging with fellow FFA members. Mr. Ron Weiss was our FFA leader and when he retired.
Mark Johnson took over and they both were great and made things interesting and fun.
After high school, I attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and became a Medical Assistant. In 1986, I took the certification exam becoming a Certified Medical Assistant with Limited Radiographer credentials. I have pursued this career for the last 24 years in various aspects of an office and being an office manager 5 of those years.

Jill Lamp marching band flag twirler

Julie Lamp & Ron Weiss

Julie Lamp

Jill Lamp & Carla Fox - track

Lisa Gruhn, Lori Eickman, Theresa Willenborg, Michelle Odendahl, Molly Boersma, Jill Lamp, Rhonda Vaughn

Julie Lamp

Julie Lamp & Mark Johnson

Julie Lamp, track coach Don Lamb, Jill Lamp

Gordy Lamp was driving this end loader when he pulled into the path of an oncoming train he didn't notice at Aspinwall.
He was fortunate to survive this accident.