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535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

Thomas E. Lampen



  Visitation:  Wednesday, November 30, 2005   3:00-8:00 PM
                    Thursday, December 1, 2005          8:00-10:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese
Thursday, December 1, 2005          11:00 AM
                    St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese



Thomas E. Lampen, 52, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Breese, IL passed away at his residence in St. Louis, MO on November 28, 2005 from prostate cancer. 

He was born July 26, 1953 in Breese, IL to John J. and V. Jane (Schwartz) Lampen; his mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Breese, IL along with his fiancé Jinny Mahlandt. 

His wife, Lisa (Doe) Lampen, resides in St. Louis, MO. 

Also surviving are-  

Sons Mark Lampen of St. Louis, MO, PFC Matthew Lampen of Ft. Drum, NY, Christopher Lampen of SIU Edwardsville and Michael Lampen of St. Louis, MO  

Stepsons John Dahlberg and Brian Dahlberg both of St. Louis, MO 

A sister Pat (Dennis) Easton of St. Louis, MO and brothers Jack (the late Claire) Lampen of Breese, IL and Bill (Laurie) Lampen of Highland, IL 

Nephews and nieces, Ann Marie (Jamie) Toeben, Jennifer and John Lampen, Katie and Liz Easton, Nicholas and Ali Lampen 

Aunts Libby (the late Howard) Schwartz of Kirkwood, MO, Margaret “Sis” (the late August) Meyer of Carlyle, IL and his God-parents, Ed and Mary Jane Lampen of Carlyle, IL 

Formerly married to Beth (Kalmer) Lampen of Breese, IL 

Tom attended Quincy College and graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1975 with a B.A. in Mass Communication 

He started his advertising career in 1978 at the St. Louis Post Dispatch and continued his advancement with Gannett Newspapers as Advertising Director in Tucson, AZ; Rockford, IL; Springfield, MO; and Gannett Corporate in Arlington, VA where he consulted with newspapers nation wide.  During his career with Gannett, Tom was ranked in the top 10 from 95 Gannett Ad Directors and recognized on numerous occasions for outstanding work achievements.  

Tom also was the former owner/operator of NACO Printing in Greenville, IL  

He was a former member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, IL Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 11 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter and Fr. Joe Starmann (St. Louis) officiating.  A private interment will be held at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Carlyle, IL 

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 from 3 to 8 PM and again on Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 8 to 10 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese, IL 

Memorials may be made to either Mater Dei High School, 900 Mater Dei Drive, Breese, IL 62230 or Community Loving Care Hospice, 251 E. Pearce Blvd, Wentzville, MO 63385 and will be received at the funeral home



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