Gus W. Lampe

  • Born: March 9, 1922
  • Died: March 30, 2015
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gus W. Lampe died March 30, 2015 at the age of 93. He was born Gustav Otto Marquart in San Antonio, Texas on March 9, 1922 to Gus and Elizabeth Marquart.

Placed in the San Antonio Mission children's home when he was four, Gus was rescued by his uncle and adopted by Werner and Nannie Lampe where they made a home with Gus on their dairy farm in LaGrange, Texas.

After finishing high school, Gus joined the Navy and served in the Asiatic Pacific area during WW II with location primarily off the west coast of California and the Pacific Northwest. After proudly serving his country, Gus enrolled in Texas A&M College where he went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Administration. During his time at A&M, Gus met Ethel Boswell, the love of his life, and they were married in 1949 prior to his graduation in 1951. Gus and Ethel were active at First Methodist Church in Bryan where he could be found leading the singing for the Men's Bible Class along with serving in varied leadership roles for 41 years. Gus was a member of the Bryan-College Station Kiwanis club, the American Legion and the Texas A&M University Former Students Association. Gus supported his family with a varied career serving as a District Representative with GMAC, an insurance and real estate broker, Counselor with the Texas Rehabilitation commission, a Senatorial Aide to the late Senator William T. (Bill) Moore and taught real estate at Blinn College at their Bryan, Texas campus. Gus never met a stranger and in his active years could be found sketching caricatures of people that impacted his life.

Gus and Ethel moved to San Antonio in 1996 and found a new church family at University United Methodist Church where Gus continued to lead the singing for their Sunday school class and was an active participant in the Silver Bucket Singers providing comfort and joy to the congregation and special ministries.

Gus is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ethel Boswell Lampe; his sons, Charles Lampe and wife, Diane, Donald Lampe and wife, Mary Beth, David Lampe, and Paul Lampe and wife, Kay; granddaughter, Elizabeth Lampe; grandsons, Michael Lampe, Ross Lampe, Sam Lampe, Ben Lampe, Chris Logan and wife, Jeanette and Aaron Logan and wife, Carrie. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Rheannon, Candace, Hanna, Samantha, Brennan and Ashleigh; great-great-grandchildren, Arabella, Zoey and Brandt.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 at University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Gus W. Lampe, to the San Antonio Clubhouse, 445 Recoleta, San Antonio, TX 78216, (210) 798-1619;


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. Lampe was a great Christain gentleman that was always kind to me. He was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Bryan wheni was growing up. He and his wife and boys were a wonderful asset to our community. He touched many lives and made them better.

Posted by Beverly Brown    April 15, 2015

I always remember Mr. Lampe as such a friendly, welcoming
person at First Methodist, Bryan. His smile and loving spirit are part of my wonderful memories of growing up in Bryan.
I share your loss.

Posted by Mary Sue Porter    April 10, 2015

He left a void in the church . . . and in our hearts.

Posted by Dick & Diane Cheatham    April 08, 2015

Gus was a terrific song leader in our Builders' Sunday School class at UUMC. He always showed great respect,care,& curtesy toward all. He thanked me every Sunday for my playing the piano accompaniment for him. I feel blessed to have known him.

Posted by Sandra Rightmeyer    April 07, 2015

We will miss Gus. I always considered him as an example of how a good man lives his life.He has been an uplifting influence in my life and I will always remember him.

All our love,

Tom & Lynn

Posted by Tom Cooley & Lynn Graham    April 06, 2015

Heaven's gain is Earth's loss.

Posted by Stephen Van Cleave    April 06, 2015

A life well-lived. We offer our prayers to all the family.

Posted by Ray and Suellen Grim    April 05, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Gus will be remembered for a long time, especially for his sketches he was always making. He once made some sketches for me to explain various everyday things to teach those with special needs. I will treasure those for a lifetime. I know without a doubt he is now leading a heavenly men's choir. Listen carefully and you will hear him singing.

Posted by Nancy    April 04, 2015

I am sad to hear that gus passed away, I last talked with him in January, when my dad had died! He wanted to attend his funeral but wasn't able to travel to Bryan. My dad and gus were good friends, fellow Kiwanians, that are having a swell time in heaven! My prayers are with the entire family, I will try to attend the Memorial service! God Bless. Brian M

Posted by Brian h morehead    April 03, 2015

Gus was a kind and friendly man who I got to briefly know in the UUMC Builders SS Class. He always took time to great everyone as them came in and he always made me feel welcome. It was an honor to have known him.

Posted by David Osborn    April 02, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. I am happy that Mr. Lampe was a Christian and I will be able to meet him in Heaven, I understand he led a good life. He certainly left a remarkable legacy in Don.

Posted by Robert Kinkel    April 02, 2015

Paul, I am sorry to hear about the lose of your father. I got to meet him a few times and he was wonderful to talk to. I used to live in La Grange too a few years ago. My prayers to you and your family. I know that he is watching over ya'll from above.

Posted by Marilyn (Englemann) Gott    April 01, 2015

What a lovely tribute to a life well lived. We send our love and prayers to Gus family and trust that loving memories will help to ease the pain of his passing.
Linda Ron & Family

Posted by Linda And Ron Hubbard and family    April 01, 2015

My Condolences to your family on the loss of your love one. I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my prays and to let you know that I found comfort in God words at John 5:28,29 for the wages sin pays is death, but the gift that God gives is everlasting life. With My Deepest Sympathy

Posted by Sonia    April 01, 2015

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Prayers to everyone!

Cheryl Martin Olsen

Posted by cheryl olsen    April 01, 2015

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