Jeffrey Allen Lampe, 49, of Highland, formerly of Geneseo, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family. A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 16 at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland. Youth Pastor Will Ver Duin officiated. A memorial visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 15 at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland and prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to EvUCC Youth Program, Head for the Cure (Brain Cancer Cure) or Park Bench Memorial Fund.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1964, the son of Ronald W. and Janet (De Capp) Lampe in Moline. He married Denise Nelson on Sept. 1, 1990, in Trenton. After high school, Jeff went to Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and math. Then he went to Sangamon State, now University of Illinois, Springfield and earned master’s degrees in computer science and math. He was a manager of information services at Sigma Aldrich Chemical Co., St. Louis, Mo. the last 19-and-a-half years.
He was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland. He was an avid marathon runner and tri-athlete. He loved to play golf. He enjoyed watching his kids in soccer and dance. He took great pride in everything he did, especially his yard. He enjoyed vacationing in Mexico. He loved to go boating, water ski and knee board. He liked to snow ski, cross country and downhill. He enjoyed his job and would even take his international work phone on vacation with him.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Lampe of Highland; children, Austin (fiancée Lindsey Verfurth) Lampe of Pocahontas and Paige Lampe of Highland; parents, Ron and Janet Lampe; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Arvid and Marian Nelson; brothers and sisters, Brad (Amy) Lampe, Donna Koustas, Cindy (Brian) Gorge, Guy (fiancée Kaersten Mehlin) Lampe, Rick (Barb) Nelson, and Gary (Deb) Nelson; nieces and nephews, Jake, Joe and Mitch Lampe; Beth Ann Koustas; Jacob and Caitlin Gorge; Hannah Lampe; Alexis Diediker; Sarah and Laura Nelson; and Bridget, Brian and Dustin Nelson.