Robert A. Lamppert



Friday March 22, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Weigel Funeral Home

Batesville, IN

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Funeral service

Saturday March 23, 2019

10:00 AM

St. Anthony's Church

Morris, IN

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Robert A. Lamppert, age 97 of Batesville, died March 17, 2019, at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.
Born September 11, 1921, in Ripley County Indiana, he is the son of Martha (nee Riehle) and Frank Lamppert. Bob served in the Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands, earning a Bronze Star.
After the service he would marry Edna Fledderman on August 24, 1948, at St. Mary's of the Rock Church and she preceded him in death on November 17, 2016.
He was a supervisor for Batesville Casket Company, retiring in 1983 after 40 years.
Bob loved being outdoors, so naturally many of his interests were outdoor activities. He was an avid fisherman and went every chance he'd get. He also enjoyed spending time in the woods as well as raising fruits, vegetables and chickens, with the chickens becoming a side business for him.
Bob was a huge Reds and Pete Rose fan along with being a fan of Bobby Knight and I.U. basketball. He helped start the youth basketball program at St. Anthony's Church and was the coach for many years. Bob also liked playing cards at family gatherings and solitaire other times, but his daughters teased that "dad played by his rules."
He is survived by daughters Beverly Froman of Liberty, Indiana, Darlene Trusty of New Palestine, Indiana, Pam Brown of Shelbyville, Indiana; son Dwight Lamppert of Seminole, Florida; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by sister Ginny Mehlon and brothers Joe and Alvin Lamppert.
Visitation is Friday, March 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at St. Anthony's Church in Morris with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the Ripley County V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. The family requests memorials to the Arbor Grove Auguste Care.
Published on March 18, 2019
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3 posts

Garry Prickel
Mar 24, 2019
Bob was my elementary school basketball coach for 5 years. Morris did not have a gym when he started the program. He would pick me up at home and take a car load of us on Wed. evenings over to the old Sunman gym to practice. He spent countless sefless hours with me and the youth in Morris. I thank him for his Service to Country, Family and Community.
Bob was a Man amoung men and will be sadly missed by all that knew him. I loved the man.
My condolences to Dwight, Beverly, Darlene and Pam.
Jessica Burkman
Mar 22, 2019
The Cottage loved Bob very much. We will miss his impromptu singing of "You are My Sunshine," and his stories of making wine. Bob had a kind heart and a charming personality that could never be replaced. He was a one-of-a-kind gentleman. Thank you for sharing in his life with us.
Bill Hammerle, Tustin CA
Mar 22, 2019
What a wonderful,full life. Dwight, my good friend, please share my condolences with your sisters. A good man!