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Nelda Lamp

May 6, 2020 - May 4, 2020

Service Date: May 14, 2020

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Nelda Lamp, 79, passed away at home surrounded by family on May 4, 2020. A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 on Monday, May 11th at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 12th also at the funeral home. The service will also be live streamed through Facebook from Memorial Services of Iowa’s Facebook page.
She was born in Davenport, IA to Harry Steffen and Zella Schuett Steffen on May 6, 1940. Nelda graduated from Davenport High School in 1958. She was married to Allyn Lamp for 59 years. They were married in Davenport IA, later moved to Galesburg, IL, and then settled in Ankeny, IA which has been home for the last 45 years.
Nelda worked at the Ankeny High School as a secretary, a receptionist at the Statesmen’s Group and then went on to be the receptionist at American Equity where she ended her working career.
Nelda loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel especially if the destination involved seeing her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bridge with her club of 40 years and other card games with family and friends. Nelda was a strong woman of faith. She was a member of the Ankeny Presbyterian Church for 45 years where she served as the wedding coordinator, deacon and on numerous committees. Grandma never failed to have sweets in the house for the grandchildren.
Nelda is survived by her husband, Allyn Lamp, her children Roger (Kerry) of Elk River, MN, Cheryl Hoth (Fred), of Urbandale, IA, Nancy Ullrich (Walter) of Elk River, MN and Michael (Jody) of Mitchell, NE and 8 grandchildren: Andy Lamp, Ashton (Kai) Hovden, Hannah Hoth, Elicia Hoth, Haley Ullrich, Eric Ullrich, Mark Lamp and Jessie Lamp, her sister Arlene (Gene) Vincent and brother Dale (Norie) Steffen along with many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Harry & Zella Steffen and a nephew Brian Vincent.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 on Monday, May 11th at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 12th also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ankeny Presbyterian Church or Unity Point Hospice.

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