1947 Ralph 2017

Ralph "Sam" Lamers

May 1, 1947 — September 13, 2017

Ralph Robert “Sam” Lamers, age 70, died at his Kimberly home on Sept. 13, 2017. Sam was born May 1, 1947 to Jacob and Florence (Peterson) Lamers. He was married to Mary Ann (Gossens) Lamers for 49 years.

Sam graduated from Kimberly High School in 1965 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and was then drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War.
Sam was a dedicated employee of the Kimberly paper mill for over 30 years, known for his work ethic and friendliness. He was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish.
Sam loved spending time with family, biking, sports, playing cards and having coffee with his incredible group of friends. There is so much more, but Sam said keep it simple.

Sam will be sadly missed by, his wife Mary, children: Kim Lamers and her sons Alec and Paul, Dr. Luke and Dr. Mari (Schulz) Lamers and their sons Jacob, Nathan and Luke, Dr. Michael and Dr. Stacy (Simons) Lamers and their sons Samuel and Ethan, Joe and Sandra (Hernandez) Lamers and their daughter Lucia, siblings: Jude and Dennis Schumacher, Nancy (Oast) Lamers, Diane and Pat Piette, Sherry Vander Velden, Al and Debbie Lamers, Tracey Lamers, Chris & Jean Lamers, in Laws: Marlene & Tom Kloiber, Paul & Bonnie Gossens, Tom & Margaret Gossens, JoAnn & Dave Manley and Jean & Don Erdmann. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were parents Jacob and Florence and brothers Michael and Jim, in laws Frank and Charlotte Gossens.

Funeral Mass for Sam will be on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:00pm at Holy Spirit/Holy Name Catholic Church, 600 East Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. There will be a visitation on Monday at the church from 2:00pm to 3:45pm. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

The family would like to thank Dr. Van Lieshout, Laura Tucker NP at the Appleton Veterans Administration Clinic, Dr. Susan Hibbs & the Theda Care At Home Hospice. Special thanks to Sam’s neighbors and dear friends - too many to name.

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

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600 E Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, WI 54136

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