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Audrey Lamaak

May 30, 1935 - November 4, 2018
From: Wall Lake, IA
Audrey  Lamaak

Audrey Lamaak

Born: May 30, 1935
Died: November 4, 2018
Age: 83
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   Audrey Lamaak, age 83, of Wall Lake, IA, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA.

   Audrey Mae (Schluter) Lamaak was born on May 30, 1935 at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, IA to parents Emil and Violetta (Witt) Schluter.  She was baptized on June 30, 1935 at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia by Reverend Theo Tews and confirmed on April 10, 1949 at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake by Reverend Alfred Christiansen.  Audrey grew up on the Schluter farm and graduated from Wall Lake High School with the class of 1953. 

   On February 25, 1955, Audrey was united in marriage to John J. Lamaak at the Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake by Reverend O.E. Weise.  This union was blessed with four children: Daryl, Vicki, Keith and Janet.  Her first eight years of marriage was her only time not living on the Schluter farm.

  Audrey raised her family and volunteered as a file clerk for the Alumni Association for 30 years.  She was very active in her community and loved being involved.  She was a board member for the Farm Festival for 30 years and a Ladies Aid member where she held many offices.  Audrey was the Sac City zone president for four years where she attended many district conventions at Camp Okoboji and went to five national conventions.  She was also a member of the Wall Lake Auxilliary for 50 years.  In her spare time, Audrey volunteered at Twilight Acres and loved to play cards.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

   Audrey was preceded in death by her parents Emil and Violetta Schluter; parents-in-law John and Carrie Lamaak; grandson Daniel Joseph Wilwerding; sister Lorraine Schluter; five brothers-in-law: Marvin, Cecil and Donald Lamaak, Walt Craig and Wesley Paulson; two sisters-in-law: Ruby Paulson and Carolyn Schluter.

  She is survived by her husband John of 63 years; children: Daryl Lamaak (Fiancé Shelly Pope) of Wall Lake, IA, Vicki Vanderbilt of Altoona, IA, Keith (LeAnn) Lamaak of Britt, IA, Janet (Gail) Wilwerding of Odebolt, IA; six grandchildren: SFC Jonathon Vanderbilt of Fort McCoy, WI, Kari (Chris) Winters of Sully, IA, Steven Wilwerding of Carroll, IA, Kayla Wilwerding (Fiancé Joshua Wilson) of Johnston, IA, Amy Wilwerding of Carroll, IA, Rachel Wilwerding of Sioux City, IA; seven great-grandchildren: Matthew, Nathan, Alexis, Aalyiah, Ellianna, Ethan and Alexander; sisters: Ruth (Wade) Bruggeman of Charter Oak, IA, Rita (Bill) Hicks of Lake City, IA; brother Gerald Schluter of Pulaski, VA; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Thursday
November 8, 2018
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday
November 7, 2018
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Monday, November 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM
“Sorry to read of Audrey's passing . She was a wonderful LWML Sister-in-Christ and I loved visiting with her when we went to visit Mom at Twilight Acres. Celebrating her victory in heaven with Christ.”
- Judy Lange Rozek
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:07 PM
“My sympathy to John and family - I always enjoyed visiting with Audrey. My husband Alvin Werkmeister was a first cousin of John's ( he passed January 11, 2018).”
- Betty Werkmeister
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:52 AM
“I'm very sorry to hear of Audrey's passing. I met her at Camp Okoboji at District LWML Convention, and looked forward to seeing her each time. She made me feel welcome at the conventions which was very nice for a new pastor's wife, alone at the convention that first time. Prayers for the peace that passes all understanding at this time.”
- Lauri Pobanz
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:52 AM
“Jack & Family:
Sorry to hear of Audrey's passing. She was a very kind thoughtful christian lady.
When there was a funeral in family, everyone knew Jack and Audrey would be there. She enjoyed life to the fullest.
Due to health reasons, I will not be able to attend the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
God's Blessings.”
- Jerry Boger
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:52 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I will remember Audrey and your family in my prayers. Audrey was very welcoming and I enjoyed being with her and your family. God Bless your family. I wish I could be closer to attend the funeral, but be sure our thoughts are with you today. Love, Gary and Mary Lamaak”
- Gary Lamaak
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4:53 PM
“Jon, Kari, Vicki and Family
We are so sad for your loss and our prayers are with you. May the wonderful memories that you have accumulated over the years give you strength, peach and joy now and especially in the days to come. Our Deepest Sympathy, Curt and Vicki Sparks and Family”
- Curt & Vicki Sparks
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4:30 PM
“Daryl & Family-My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed visiting with her at the nursing home. She will be greatly missed. ”
- Lynn Grosely
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