Henry W. Lamphere, 88, of Epworth, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at his home.
Visitation was 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth and continued Friday, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Services were at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12, at Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, with Pastor Mike Jones presiding. Burial was in Highview Cemetery in Epworth, with full military honors afforded by the Epworth American Legion John White Post #650.
Honorary pallbearers were Philip Hofer, Mike Hofer, Robert Heinze, David Sargent and Steve Sefzik. Pallbearers were Jeff Henry, Andy Kruse, Robert W. Ostwinkle, Alan Turnis, Cody Lamphere, Marvin Lamphier and Marion Lamphier.
Henry was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Strawberry Point, son of Elom Perry and Mable (Moyle) Lamphere, and graduated from Strawberry Point High School. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War, 1957- 1958. On Sept. 18, 1958, he was united in marriage to Gloria Hofer in Farmersburg. She preceded him in death, July 5, 2022. Henry worked at the Dubuque Packing Company until his retirement, and then at Truck Country, driving a parts truck.
Henry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who truly loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He had a love for classic vehicles; if it was old and had a motor, he had his hands in it. He was a self-taught auto mechanic and enjoyed fixing vehicles in his garage.
Henry was a member of the United Methodist Church in Epworth.
He is survived by his three children: Gary Lamphere of Epworth, Teresa (Rob) Ostwinkle and John (Donna) Lamphere, both of Cascade; six grandchildren: Amy Ostwinkle, Kristy (Jeff) Henry, Robert W. Ostwinkle, Deann (Andy) Kruse, Olivia (Alan) Turnis and Cody (Sarah) Lamphere; two great-grandchildren, Madison Henry and Claire Henry; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Philip Hofer of Luana, James (Sue) Hofer of Huntsville, Ala., Susan (Ted) Hughes of Postville, Bonnie Lokenvitz of Mora, Minn., Michael (Lollie) Hofer of Omaha, Neb., Jean Hofer of Luana and Velma Hofer of Oregon.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold (Elva) Lamphere; four sisters, Gladys (Robert) Sargent, Florence (Urbain) Cords, Dorothy (Ken) Conner and Helen (Arnold) Lamphier; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Hofer and Richard Hofer; two sisters-in-law, Linda Hofer and Millie Hofer.
An online video may be viewed, and online condolences sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.