Cornelius Lampen ’49

Cornelius “Neil” Earl Lampen, age 95, of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years Marilyn; his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren: Steve and Marcia Lampen (Russ and Jill Lampen [Annika, Greta]), (Dan and Kieko Lampen [Kazuma]), (Katie and Joe Hettinga [Allison, Dean]); Jane and Rick Johnson (Phil and Allie Johnson [Caroline]), Jeff and Kristin Ward Johnson [Peyton, Mason]), (Elizabeth VanderHeide and her fiancé Dan Metivier); David and Luann Lampen, (Josiah and Hillary Lampen, Gabby Lampen, Jordan Lampen, Scott Opper, Tiffany Opper); Diane and Bob Dahl (Jason Dahl, and Dave and Katie Dahl).

Neil was born to George and Johanna Lampen on November 16, 1923; he married his wife Marilyn on October 10, 1947. He graduated from Hope College and earned his master’s degree from Michigan State University. He was an English high school teacher and retired as Principal from Hudsonville High School. Neil proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was a member of the Lion’s Club. He and his wife were charter members of Fellowship Reformed Church in Hudsonville where he served in leadership on the consistory.

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