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“Our sincere condolences to Al and the rest of the Lamp family. Both Marian and I enjoyed Nelda and Al both, and Nelda always was asking us about how...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Steve & Marian Gibbons - IA

“What a beautiful lady the world has lost. I remember times ago the fun and laughter we had. Nelda always put a smile on your face. Our prayers are...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Judy (Eriksen) York - Johnston, IA

“My heart goes out to all of Nelda's family. I have fond memories of the kids growing up and in youth group. I moved to Ankeny about the same time...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Sullivan - Ankeny, IA

“Nelda was the bright spot in everyone's day. She was classy, bright and a beauty inside and out. Always interested in others rather than talking...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Garner - Ankeny, IA

“Al, Roger and the Lamp family: Nelda showed us how to live and die with courage, inspiration and dignity. Nothing was left unsaid or undone. ...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Michael and Mary Ann McMurry - IA

“Playing cards at Nelda and Al's kitchen table is a very fond memory that I have! I believe the game was Spades. Back then, cornfields were what you...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kristi Watson - Cedar Falls, IA

“So sorry for your loss Nancy & Walt. My heart goes out to you. Nancy - I see where you got your good looks. No doubt that you are Nelda's daughter. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Bren & Dave Stepp - St. Michael, MN

“We wish healing and blessings for Nelda's family and peaceful rest in God's arms to Nelda. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tom and Deborah Sheehy - Waukee, IA

“The world has lost a great "lady". I know very few people who are as nice, sweet and fun as Nelda. We went to church together for 40 years, worked...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Slippy - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“She always had a warming smile an embracing hug when I seen her. I always looked forward to seeing her and her husband at the different events that...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Randy Blomgren - Des Moines, IA

“I meet Nelda when the family moved down the street from us in Ankeny. I was friends with her children and she and Al were friends of my parents. ...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Tina Halinski - Cumming, GA

“Every year, after she retired from American Equity, for the directors meeting in the board room, I would swipe her name tag before she came in. I...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Maschka - Urbandale, IA


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Nelda Lamp, 79, passed away at home surrounded by family on May 4, 2020. A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 on Monday, May 11th at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 12th also at the funeral home. The service will also be live streamed through Facebook from Memorial Services of Iowa's Facebook page.
She was born in Davenport, IA to Harry Steffen and Zella Schuett Steffen on May 6, 1940. Nelda graduated from Davenport High School in 1958. She was married to Allyn Lamp for 59 years. They were married in Davenport IA, later moved to Galesburg, IL, and then settled in Ankeny, IA which has been home for the last 45 years.
Nelda worked at the Ankeny High School as a secretary, a receptionist at the Statesmen's Group and then went on to be the receptionist at American Equity where she ended her working career.
Nelda loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel especially if the destination involved seeing her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bridge with her club of 40 years and other card games with family and friends. Nelda was a strong woman of faith. She was a member of the Ankeny Presbyterian Church for 45 years where she served as the wedding coordinator, deacon and on numerous committees. Grandma never failed to have sweets in the house for the grandchildren.
Nelda is survived by her husband, Allyn Lamp, her children Roger (Kerry) of Elk River, MN, Cheryl Hoth (Fred), of Urbandale, IA, Nancy Ullrich (Walter) of Elk River, MN and Michael (Jody) of Mitchell, NE and 8 grandchildren: Andy Lamp, Ashton (Kai) Hovden, Hannah Hoth, Elicia Hoth, Haley Ullrich, Eric Ullrich, Mark Lamp and Jessie Lamp, her sister Arlene (Gene) Vincent and brother Dale (Norie) Steffen along with many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Harry & Zella Steffen and a nephew Brian Vincent.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 on Monday, May 11th at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 12th also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ankeny Presbyterian Church or Unity Point Hospice.