Clifton John Lampman

November 1, 1921January 9, 2012

Clifton John Lampman, Sr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, entered rest on January 9, 2012 at the age of 90. Clifton was born on November 1, 1921near Marion, Texas to Roy and Linda Lampman. His work history included working for Civil Service at Kelly Field and serving at Station X England 17mo during WWII. He also was a painting contractor for 56 years and insurance agent with Hermann Sons for over 28 years and Germania for over 25 years, receiving numerous sales awards. Clifton was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes. He was a member of State Grange of Texas for over 60 years, where he served as Grange State Master for 10 years, and was a delegate to the National Grange Convention for 10 years and also a member of Sons of Hermann Pershing Lodge, serving as president. He was also a member of Cactus Campers RV Club. Clifton enjoyed playing softball and watching all sports, speaking German (his first language) and traveling to Germany 6 times as well as around the country. Clifton was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving family; wife of 67 years, Ruth C. Lampman; their children, Sharon Solanik and husband Chuck; son CJ Lampman and wife Donna; brother, Payton Lampman; sister-in-law Helen Luensmann Lampman; brother-in-law, Charles Kuentz and wife Judy; grandchildren: Darrel Solanik and wife Catherine, Karen Henderson and husband Chris, Sherry Schofield and husband Paul, Marti Hopkins and husband John Michael, Christa Guidry and husband Jason, Darci Lampman; great grandchildren: Thomas Michael, Luke Michael, Abigail Solanik, Shelby Henderson, Rebecca Henderson, Jeffrey Henderson, Andrew Schofield, Matthew Schofield, Caleb Hopkins, Kinleigh Guidry; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Pallbearers: Darrel Solanik, Rusty Lampman, Warren Lampman, Chuck Kuentz, Gary Kuentz, Keith Schneider, John Michael Hopkins and Jason Guidry. Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Schofield, Chris Henderson, Keel Wheless, Russell Rhinehardt, Richard Lampman, Ray Lampman, Roger Lampman, Allan Ray Dittmar. Funeral Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes, 9944 Leslie Road, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012. Interment will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery I. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Memorial Fund at Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes. Please for online tributes.



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Martha Grant

January 18, 2012

The Klein family from Sutton Drive sends our condolences to the Lampman family, in fond memory of our neighbor Clifton, and Christmas morning gatherings years ago. From Martha Klein and daughter Martha Grant.

January 14, 2012

My condolences to Ruth and all the family. Clif will be missed at the Hermann Sons meeting. Making us laugh and seeing his smile. My prayers are with you and the family.
Dorothy Pawlik and James Lay

January 13, 2012

May the memories of Clif bring the Lampman family comfort in knowing that their loved one brought such joy into the lives of others. As a good friend and joyful person, Clif enriched all of our lives. May God Bless the family in this time of sorrow. EJ/Ella Dunford and David/Doris Fish

January 13, 2012

Ruth and all the family our condolences to all of you. Cliff was one of a kind,I have had lots of meetings with him and always looked forward to the visit. He was one of the best and kindest person you would ever want to know.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
James and Doris Alston & family

Kathy Watson

January 13, 2012

He was a wonderful person when I was growing up at Zion Lutheran in San Antonio. And then my sister, Patsy, ended up married into his extended family! It's been wonderful hearing about his life and travels as filtered through Patsy to me. He will be greatly missed by all. But he DOES still live on in all hearts he ever touched.

Michael & Rebecca Zapata

January 13, 2012

We shall miss you Clifton... A good man with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. Ruth, our condolences to you and the family. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time.

Michael and Rebecca Zapata and on behalf of the members of the Cibolo Grange

Bonnie Cypert

January 13, 2012

I Will miss Clifton he always came to work with a smile and a story. My condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed.

Jeremy Horak

January 12, 2012

We will miss you "Gramps". You were always patient, kind and a loving family man, a role model for the rest of us.

Tim & Tamra Johnson

January 11, 2012

Ruthie, Sharon/Chuck, CJ/Donna, and all of the family - we're sorry to hear about Clifton's passing. He always had a smile on his face and a great story to tell. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

January 10, 2012