March 18, 1937 - November 24, 2021
Thomas Rex Lampman, age 84, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2021 in Laughlin, NV. Tom was born March 18, 1937 in Omaha NE, the middle of four children to the late Willard and Thelma Lampman. He Graduated from South High School in Omaha, NE. He was blessed with three children, Dave, Kathy and Steve. Tom married Patricia Jacobsen on December 20, 1958 and shared 45 years of loving marriage until Patty passed away in 2003. Tom joined the Navy in 1956. His three brothers also joined the military and during their overseas travel, Tom even met up with one of his brothers in Italy. Tom received an honorable discharge when his service ended September, 1961. Tom’s career began driving trucks for Hunts, Northwestern Bell and US West. He logged thousands of miles and received several awards for accident free miles. Besides truck driving, Tom was also the caretaker of a property in Elkhorn NE where Patty and he raised their children. Their house on the property was heated with a wood fire and Tom enjoyed taking the kids out to cut firewood. He always helped make the hard work fun with a campfire and hot dogs. Tom was an avid gardener, planting huge gardens filled with corn, potatoes and all kinds of vegetables. He was also known for his love of karaoke and singing all things country western. Once all the children were grown, Tom and Patty moved to Waterloo, NE and remodeled an old school house into their home. After Patty passed away, Tom eventually sold the house and would winter in Laughlin, NV where he would stay in his mobile home and would come back to Nebraska when the weather turned warm. He enjoyed traveling and made many friends down in Laughlin. He was also blessed with a great Nebraska friend and companion, Jodeen Thompson, and they shared 18 happy years together. In addition to his parents and wife, Tom was preceded in death by his brothers Willard (Bus) Lampman and Kenneth Lampman.Tom is survived by his children; Dave (Carol) Lampman, of Art, TX, Kathy (Kirk) Yates, of Gretna, NE, Steve (Marcia) Lampman, of Weston NE; grandchildren Anne and Tommy Lampman, and Samantha Yates; brother Fred Lampman. Memorials may be directed to the Nebraska Humane Society.
Thomas Rex Lampman, age 84, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2021 in Laughlin, NV. Tom was born March 18, 1937 in Omaha NE, the middle of four children to the late Willard and Thelma Lampman. He Graduated from South High School in Omaha,... View Obituary & Service Information
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