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Oswald Lampsa

Oswald Vernon “Ozzie” Lampsa, 83, of Grass Valley died Sunday, March 31, at Grass Valley Convalescent Hospital.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be at the Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City.



Mr. Lampsa was born May 24, 1918, in Clatskanie, Ore., to John and Emma Lampsa. He was one of 13 children. He served in the U.S. Army in France during World War II. He married Berta Aurelia.




He moved to Nevada City in the early 1950s. He worked for the Nevada City Bottling Works and for Benuzzi Brothers Construction, and as a laborer throughout the county. He was disabled in the late 1960s with rheumatoid arthritis.

He is survived by his stepchildren Jeanie Hammond, Ramona Jenkins, James Blakely, Harriett Harris and Bob Blakely; sisters Winifred Sirnio, Shirley Crape and Chris Rose; brother, Harry Lampsa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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