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Arthur W. Lamme

Visitation:
Thursday, December 13, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ronald Willis, Richard Willis, Jesse Francis, Kevin Cox, Chris Cox and Paul Reida. Raymond Dowell is an honorary pallbearer.

Arthur W. Lamme passed away at 1:58 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at his home in Mexico, Missouri. He attended schools in Vandalia and joined the U. S. Navy in 1949. After serving in the Navy for four years, he married Anna Lou Willis and they made their home primarily in the St. Louis and Vandalia areas. Art owned and co-owned excavation and construction companies in those areas and was a heavy equipment operator. He retired from the construction business and moved to the Branson area in 1995. Art was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and a long-time member of Vandalia Masonic Lodge #491.

Born: May 30, 1932 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of Ernest Ellis and Frances Harriet (VanDuzer) Lamme.

Married: Anna Lou Willis on January 1, 1953 in Vandalia; she preceded him in death on June 28, 2003; he felt very fortunate to meet and marry Maxine Dowell in April 2007 and she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Maxine of Mexico, Missouri; two sons, Michael Lamme and Ross Lamme; two daughters, Rebecca McFarland and Lynn Francis; one step-son, Raymond Dowell; two step-daughters, Denise Rosenstengel and Sue Restemayer; five sisters, Charlene Teague, Carolyn Reida, Mary Cox, Margaret Christensen and Martha Lewis; also survived by five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents and an infant sister, Priscilla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society or the Audrain County Hospice.


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