Joseph “Joe” Lamm, age 82, of De Pere (formerly of Clintonville) passed away Tuesday morning, June 23, 2015 at Rennes Health & Rehabilitation Center, De Pere.
Joseph Edward Lamm was born on November 27, 1932 in Hortonville, WI to the late Paul and Marie (Hofacker) Lamm. After graduating from Hortonville High School, he went on to the Appleton School of Business. Joe was united in marriage on December 26, 1964 to Mary Ellen Tappa at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Green Bay. In 1973 the couple moved to rural Clintonville and dairy farmed for many years in the Town of Bear Creek, Waupaca County. Joe sold the cows in 1983 and continued to do some cash cropping on his land for some time. He also drove school bus for the Hortonville and Clintonville school districts for over 20 years. Joe received his broker’s license later in life and was employed for close to 20 years by H.J. Jennerjohn Realty in Hortonville. The couple moved from Clintonville to De Pere at the end of 2009. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. Joe liked going to parades, especially the Appleton Flag Day Parade and the Milwaukee Circus Parade. His other interests included working outdoors and repairing all sorts of machinery. Joe loved attending every sporting event of his grandkids that he could make. But most of all, he cherished spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Mary; three children, Paul (Susan) Lamm of Waukesha, Eileen (special friend Chris Hattermann) Lamm of Clintonville, and Edward (Julie) Lamm of Green Bay. There are 11 grandchildren: Emily, Eric, and Erin Lamm; Brandon Ramirez, Luis Valenzuela, and Casey Hattermann; Jacob, Karenna, Allison, Anthony, and Michael Lamm. There is one brother, Willard (Sylvia) Lamm of Appleton; two sisters-in-law, Ruth (Emmett) Weber of De Pere and Levonne Tappa of De Pere; and one brother-in-law, Larry Tappa of Green Bay. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Joe is preceded in death by an infant brother, Norman, and a sister-in-law, Cindy Tappa.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville with Fr. Bob Rhyner officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Town of Stiles, Oconto County. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family. Memorials are preferred to St. Norbert Abbey – Norbertine Center for Spirituality, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115.
The family wishes to thank all the nurses at Rennes Health & Rehabilitation Center, De Pere, for providing such wonderful and compassionate care to Joe. We also want to especially thank the staff at ADRC of Brown County in Green Bay for enabling Joe to stay independent and active for so long.