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Lewis H. Lamper

Laconia----Lewis H. Lamper, 61, of White Oaks Road, died suddenly at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, November 06, 2009.

Mr. Lamper was born January 5, 1948 in Pittsfield, NH the son of Lewis and Arlene (Hamilton) Lamper. He lived in Laconia for the past forty six years, coming from Meredith.

Mr. Lamper had been the owner and operator of Lakes Region Towing for the past thirty five years.

Mr. Lamper is survived by his wife, Maureen Baldwin Lamper of Laconia; a son, Troy O. Lamper, of Bristol; daughters, Stacey Bolin, of Annapolis, Maryland, Krista Rzepecki of Laconia, NH, Tara Rzepecki of Pawtucket, RI; three grandchildren; Reese Bolin, Ryan Bolin, and Donald McDonald; a brother, Dennis Lamper and his wife Michelle of Meredith, many nephews and nieces and his beloved cat, “Joe.” In addition to his parents, Mr. Lamper was predeceased by a brother, William Lamper.

Lew was well known throughout New England for his extraordinary towing skills. He is the first towman to receive the Recovery Masters Medal which is awarded to the person who obtains the highest grade in the United States and Canada on a standardized examination in the field of towing and recovery. Lew has a master’s degree in recovery from the University of Georgia. He was a recipient of the Towman Medal of Honor for Bravery, which is presented to towmen who put their life at risk in the endeavor to save another human life. He was presented the award by the Baltimore Colts famous quarterback, Johnny Unitas. Yankee Magazine featured Lew in their Sampler section.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH using the Carriage House entrance.

A graveside service and burial will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 10:00am in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH 03246 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital-Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.