Clarence L. Lamka
September 2, 1918 ~ April 14, 2010
Clarence Lloyd Lamka, age 91, of Fredericksburg, IA died on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo, IA of natural causes. Clarence was born September 2, 1918 at Williamstown, IA, the son of Fred and Louise (Schmidt) Lamka. He attended school west of Fredericksburg and then graduated from Frederika High School in 1938. After graduation he worked on a farm east of Nashua. He was a veteran of the United States Army having fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the European Theater of Operation. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Clarence was united in marriage to Wilma Averhoff on August 24, 1947 at the Congregational Church in Nashua. The couple moved east of New Hampton to their 22 acre farm where their three children David, Randy and Connie were born. In 1955 the family moved south of Williamstown to Clarences grandparents farm where they resided until purchasing the Lamka Century Farm in 1960 where he farmed for 13 years before working at The Kitchens of Sara Lee. After returning home from the service Clarence was employed at Longhorn Electric for seven years, and also drove a Standard Oil gas truck. He retired in 1984 due to an accident in 1981. Clarence has been a member of Hillcrest Baptist Brethren Church in Fredericksburg since 1976. Clarence is survived by his wife of 62 years and three children, David (Judy) Lamka of Marion, Randy Lamka of New Hampton, and Connie Lamka of New Orleans, LA; two grandchildren Jeffery (Erin) Lamka, and Nicolas Lamka both of Marion; and two great-grandchildren Peyton, and Carter. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Laurel Lamka; and one nephew Darryl Lamka. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or Hillcrest Baptist Brethren Church. Cemetery: Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Fredericksburg. Visitation: Visitation will be on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 4-7pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Service: Funeral Service will be 10:30 am on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Hillcrest Baptist and Brethren Church in Fredericksburg, IA with Pastor Ronald Pinckney officiating.