Joshua Shawn Lampen, age 29, of Westwood, NJ and formerly of Otsego, MI and Cromwell, IN passed away unexpectedly as the result of an automobile accident on May 15, 2012. He was born on September 7, 1982 in South Bend, IN.
He is survived by his parents, Darwin & Linda Lampen of Otsego, MI and Jan Smith of Cromwell, IN; a sister, Emily Gilbert; a niece, Alexis Gilbert; nephews, Braden & Bryce Kreager, and Parker Gilbert; one great nephew, Bentley Kreager; and a grandmother, Colleen Kreager of Cromwell; he is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother Colby Kreager in 2006, a grandmother Orpha Jones; a grandfather George Kreager; and a cousin, Tricia Feltner.
Josh was full of life and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, snow skiing or jet skiing, or just hanging out. He was previously employed by Redman Homes, Dutchman,Monitor, and CSM in New Jersey. Josh was currently enrolled in the Diver’s Academy for underwater welding.
A celebration of life service with Pastor Kevin Smith will be held on Sunday May 20, 2012 at 2PM at Friendship Wesleyan Church, 1285 102nd Avenue, Plainwell, MI 49080. A visitation will be held from 1-2 PM prior to the service.
A visitation will also be held on Monday May 21, 2012 from 2-9 PM at the Ligonier United Methodist Church.
A farewell service will be held on Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 11AM at Ligonier United Methodist Church with Pastor Byron Kaiser officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan, MI.