William Leo Lamping Jr., 72, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2022. William is survived by his wife Cathleen (Welch-Parker ) Lamping. Brother Timothy Lamping, Aunts and Uncles. Daughter Krystal "Pooter" George. Stepson Mark Johnson, Jamie Parker, Jacob Parker. Stepdaughters Paula(Trudeau) LaMarche, Candice (Parker) Montgomery, Stephanie Welch, Robin Welch. Sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by both parents, William Leo Lamping Sr. and Ruth Maria (Peterson) Lamping. Stepsons Alan Johnson, Jeremiah Parker, Joshua Parker, and granddaughter Coralynn Parker.
Bill graduated from Joliet Catholic High School, the class of 1967. He belonged to the American Legion in Ottawa, Illinois Post 33. A lifetime member of the VFW from Joliet, Illinois, and a Lifetime Member of the DAV in Joliet, Illinois. He loved his family and friends. He loved animals and the outdoors. He retired from IDOT in New Lenox in 2008. He served in the Air Force as a Fire Protection Specialist during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
He loved Harleys. He loved gardening and old movies. He loved helping people in need. He loved the Christmas parties the American Legion did for the children in the community. Seeing the children having fun and the smiles on their faces always made him happy.
May 16, 2022, at 10:30am
Abraham National Cemetery
Celebration Of Life
May 16, 2022, from 4pm-6pm
American Legion Post 33
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