Mt. Vernon Register-News

August 17, 2013

Donald Lampp

The Register-News

---- — Donald L. “Don” Lampp, 81, of Mt. Vernon, died 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at his home in rural Mt. Vernon.

He was born Wednesday, April 27, 1932, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Claybourn R. and Leota S. (Thomason) Lampp. He was first married to Rosalee Kohut. He married Emma “Janie” (Nixon) Ilbery on Nov. 17, 1982, in Mt. Vernon.

Don was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. He loved old cars and tractors and enjoyed fishing and old country music.

He is survived by his wife, Emma “Janie” Lampp of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Jerry Lampp and wife Connie of Tinley Park and Billy Joe Lampp and wife Debi of Whittington; daughter, Debi Morgan and husband Charlie of Bonnie; two stepsons, Michael Wayne Ilbery and wife Kim of Creal Springs and Marty Dean Ilbery of Sesser; two stepdaughters, Tabby Jean Piper of O’Fallon and Jackie Kirby and husband Wayne of Nason; brother, Wes Lampp of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles Ray “Chuck” Lampp; one brother, Fred Lampp; and one sister, Rita Lampp.

Graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Smith Cemetery in Jefferson County with the Rev. David Mishler officiating. Interment will be at Smith Cemetery in Jefferson County. Members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct full military honors at the cemtery.

In honor of his request, he will be cremated and there will be no visitation.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.