In memory of

John Lamaak

November 3, 1931 - May 23, 2019
From: Wall Lake, IA
John Lamaak

John Lamaak

Born: November 3, 1931
Died: May 23, 2019
Age: 87
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   John Lamaak was born on November 3, 1931,  to parents John and Carrie (Sinning) Lamaak at home near Herring, IA. He was baptized on January 23, 1934, at Wheatland Presbyterian Church in rural Breda, IA. John was confirmed in 1951 at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake, IA. He attended Levy No. 6 Country School and then worked for area farmers until he was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War on February 17, 1953. John served in Korea for 16 months and was honorably discharged on December 23, 1954. He was a member of the American Legion Chalon Post No. 262 in Wall Lake his entire life.

   On February 25, 1955, John married the love of his life, Audrey Schluter, at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. Their wedding was officiated by Reverend O.E. Weiss. This union was blessed with four children: Daryl, Vicki, Keith, and Janet.

   John began farming in 1956, this venture lasted over forty years. Throughout these years he raised hogs and cattle as well as farmed the land. In 2003, he and Audrey moved to Wall Lake. John loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed being in the company of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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

   John is survived by his children: Daryl Lamaak (Fiancé Shelly Pope) of Wall Lake, IA, Vicki Vanderbilt of Altoona, IA, Keith (LeAnn) Lamaak of Britt, IA, and Janet (Gail) Wilwerding of Odebolt, IA; six grandchildren: SFC Jonathon Vanderbilt of Fort McCoy, WI, Kari (Christopher) Winters of Sully, IA, Steven Wilwerding of Carroll, IA, Kayla Wilwerding (Fiancé Joshua Wilson) of Johnston, IA, Amy Wilwerding of Carroll, IA, and Rachel Wilwerding of Sioux City, IA; seven great-grandchildren: Matthew, Nathan, Alexis, Aalyiah, Ellianna, Ethan and Alexander; sisters: Annabelle Craig of Anthon, IA, Violet Werkmeister of Early, IA, Geraldine Lamaak of Wall Lake, IA; brothers: Virgil Lamaak of Wall Lake, IA, Orville (Carol) Lamaak of Denison, IA; sisters-in-law Ruth (Wade) Bruggeman of Charter Oak, IA, Rita (Bill) Hicks of Lake City, IA, Marcia Lamaak of Everly, IA; brother-in-law Gerald Schluter of Pulaski, VA; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 




10:30 a.m., Tuesday
May 28, 2019
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Reverend Roger Carlisle
4:00-7:00 p.m., Monday
May 27, 2019
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:23 PM
“Jack was always a kind and thoughtful man. I always enjoyed his conversations and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with your family.”
- Gary Lamaak
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:47 AM
“May the peace and love of your family be with you. I am sorry for your loss. God Bless your family. Norma Jablonski”
- NORMA Jablonski
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:47 AM
“To the Family of John Lamaak,
Please accept our condolences on the loss of John.
We have met John at some family reunions in the past. We will remember him as being the kind man as we knew him.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gregg and Veronica Wright

- Veronica Wright
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3:04 PM
“I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead as Romans 15:5 says he supplies comfort and endurance. My deepest sympathies to the family of John. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
- Naomi Lewis
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:05 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Sending all our love, thoughts, and prayers for your peace. ”
- Brian & Cynde Shepherd
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 3:39 PM
“Sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Always enjoyed visiting with Jack and Audrey whenever we crossed paths.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God's Blessings.”
- Jerry Boger
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5:49 PM
“Thinking of and praying for all of Jack's family. So grateful to have had Jack as our uncle and great uncle and for my Dad Gerald to have had Jack as his brother-in-law. So many good memories on the farm with Jack & Audrey. With love, Debbie, Keith, Blake, & Darcey Bauer & Gerald Schluter”
- Debbie & Keith Bauer & Gerald Schluter
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:19 PM
“My deepest sympathy to all the family. Jack was a great person and I have so many wonderful memories of him. ”
- Jolene Marsh
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