There are only a few times in a person’s life that you meet someone and know immediately that this person is not like most humans walking the face of this earth. I met one of those people when I first moved here about 6 years ago.
Frank Lamping is that person. In today’s environment of "what’s in it for me", Frank was the complete opposite. In his mind it was always, "what can I do for you today". Even when he was battling an ugly cancer, he didn’t waiver. He always looked for the best in people. He always helped those who couldn’t help themselves. He was the most positive person that I have ever met.
Last year Community State Bank recognized Frank by naming a community award in his honor. Of course Frank was embarrassed by the attention that he got and said many times that there were more deserving people than he.
I didn't disagree with Frank on many things, but that I did. There was no better role model than Frank Lamping. It saddens me that he is no longer here to continue in that role, but I’m happy to know how many people he is helping in heaven.
Frank passed away today. I ask that to honor Frank, we all start acting like Frank. If everybody did, this world would not look like it does today.
The last few weeks on the Facebook Go Frank Go Community Page, so many of Frank’s friends and family were praying for a miracle. The miracle of healing and that Frank would continue to be with us here on earth. The beauty of that prayer is that it was already answered… We already experienced that miracle. Frank was the miracle and he will continue to live in our hearts, minds and community for many years to come. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to all of his friends and family. He will be missed greatly.
On June 19th, 2020, our CSB Crew asks everyone to help us in filling our community with green & gold in honor of our friend, Frank Lamping.
Scott Huedepohl is the President of Community State Bank, and has been a community banker for over 30 years.