Jeffrey Allen Lampe, 49, of Highland, Ill., born Jan. 18, 1964, in Moline, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
After high school, Jeff went to Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., and earned bachelor's degrees in computer science and math. He then 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 Company in St. Louis, Mo., the last 19 and a half years.
Jeff was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, Ill. 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 skiing and knee boarding. 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.
Surviving are his wife, Denise, nee Nelson, Lampe, whom he married on Sept. 1, 1990, in Trenton, Ill.; his children, Austin (fiancee, Lindsey Verfurth) Lampe of Pocahontas, Ill., and Paige Lampe of Highland, Ill.; parents, Ron and Janet, nee De Capp, Lampe; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Arvid and Marian Nelson; brothers and sisters, Brad (Amy) Lampe, Donna Koustas, Cindy (Brian) Gorge, Guy (fiancee, 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, Bridget, Brian and Dustin Nelson.
Memorials may be made to EvUCC Youth Program, Head for the Cure (Brain Cancer Cure) or Park Bench Memorial Fund.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, Ill., and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, Ill.
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, Ill., with Pastor Will VerDuin officiating.
MERIDITH FUNERAL HOME, Highland, Ill.
Meridith Funeral Home
1223 Broadway Highland, IL 62249
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 15, 2013