Richard Joel Lamp “Dickie”, age 63, of Black River Falls, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 in the comfort of his own home. He suffered greatly through the years with multiple lung and health issues. He is at peace with no more suffering.
Richard was Born April 3 1958 in Milwaukee WI. He has lived in Black River Falls for most of his life. He was a hard working man, just trying to make an honest living. He worked as a Diesel Mechanic for 25 years at Bar-B Travel Plaza. Then changed jobs to a Machine Operator at Nelson Global for 10 + years. Followed by long term Disability for the last 2 years due to his health struggles.
Richard was preceded in death by his Father Gerald Lamp, Mother Beverly Krpata, Brother Jerry Lamp, Nephew Mathew Lamp, Brother In-Law Steven Spangler, Father In-Law Irwin Johnson and Sister In-law Vicky Johnson.
Richard leaves behind his loving wife Lorie Lamp, Sons: Daniel (Emma) Lamp, Mackenzie Lamp, Cullen Stuhr, Jared Stuhr, Daughters: Niki Rave, Dari Taylor and Grandkids: Tia, Deja, Maura, Nathan, Anna, Auston. Along with his surviving Step Father Dennis Krpata, Surviving Sisters and Brothers Jan (Stephen) Spangler, Steven (Angie) Lamp, Shelly (Jon) Fox, Darrel (Melanie) Lamp, RayeAnn (Quentin) Krpata-Ball. He also Leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and Many In-Laws, who he loved dearly.
Richard AKA “Dickie” as known to only a select few. He Was a very opinionated and unique individual. Who, let’s just say, “agrees to disagree” with most. He may have been an a-hole at times, and very stubborn, but he would go through great burdens and give the ultimate sacrifices for his family and friends.
“He would say that he had a small circle of friends”, but he was ok with that. “That Someone would have to die in order for him to let someone else in.” After the overwhelming responses to Richards’ passing, he would see his circle of friends was not small after all. He would find so much joy in knowing so many people cared for him. If you knew Richard at all you know he would not want any fuss over his passing. This man loved his family and friends so much and he had so many stories to tell. He would say his favorite time of year was labor day weekend, for the Taylor-Simplot family reunion. I guess it would be fitting that he be laid to rest then.
Richard loved spending time with his kids and grandkids whether it was the holidays, a simple cookout or little bonfire (Which were never little. Gotta love those pyros). Richard loved to give his kids a hard time, but heaven forbid the tables would get turned on him. He always pretended to be mad, but little did they know he secretly found enjoyment in it. He most enjoyed proving that he is right. “He’s never wrong” right kids.
He had a special bond with his “boys” Buddy, Grizzly Bear, and Polar Bear. No words could even describe the love and devotion he had for these boys. He would refer to them as his comfort dogs. He had the boys so spoiled with love. Some would think he cared more for the dogs than the kids, but we know he loved them the same.
In Richard’s younger years he was all about shooting pool and throwing darts. Some would say it wasn’t uncommon for him to go looking for a little trouble on a Friday night. He liked to go to Pete’s Keg and Kettle to dance and would clear the dance floor. He loved going to Canada with Dave Zeiler and Steve Spangler fishing. He had a love for cars and he would proudly tell you stories about all the cars he had over the years. He always wanted a corvette and was in the process of getting one but life had a different plan. He loved working with his hands, and had newly found a hobby in woodworking. He made cabinets for our kitchen, a kitchen island, and a mini bar for our friend Deana, which were all beautiful. He secretly didn’t want to give any of it up. He had so many more things he wanted to create. He was, you could say, “a man of many talents and passions.”
He will be missed greatly by his family and many friends, but God must have decided his time must be further spent with him. We love you! Rest In Peace.
If you wish to send monetary donations for service costs in lieu of flowers, they can be sent to the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton WI.
Thank you to all our family and friends. We love you, God bless! God Bless America!
Funeral Services for Richard will be Friday September 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, 128 S. Hoffman St., in Hixton WI. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate. Friends may call on the family during a Visitation from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, for 2-hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
The Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton is serving the family, (715) 963-2311.