At a later date due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Donor’s choice or to the family for future designations.
Clarence Leroy Schamp, was born March 10, 1940 in Ericson, NE to Lawrence and Mildred (Kiehl) Schamp. He attended a country school near the family farm in Inavale, NE and graduated from Riverton Public School in Riverton, NE at the age of 16. After graduation he worked on the family farm and also worked construction as a heavy equipment operator. In 1959, while working on a construction crew in the Lincoln area, Clarence met Judi Parker in Ashland. Clarence and Judi were married September 17, 1960. Four children were born to this union, Rusty, Kristi, Michael, who died at birth, and Andy.
Clarence continued to work heavy equipment projects in many areas of Nebraska, including the building of the Red Willow Dam near McCook, and O Street in Lincoln. In 1963, Clarence and Judi moved to Milo, Missouri where Clarence ran a turkey farm and Judi worked at a local hospital. In 1964, Judi’s parents moved to Missouri and her father bought a sawmill, and Clarence worked there in addition to the turkey farm.
They moved back to Nebraska, settling in Riverton, in the fall of 1970. Clarence worked construction for a short time before going to the Reisch Auction College in Mason City, Iowa. In the spring of 1971, Clarence began working for Freddie Kolb at Kolb Auctions in Franklin, NE. He worked as an auctioneer and also managed the Kolb farming operation. In 1975, the couple purchased an acreage outside of Riverton and raised their family there, farming and raising livestock until 1984, when they moved back to Ashland. After returning to Ashland, Clarence worked for the City of Ashland Maintenance Department and did auctioneering on the side for Don Washburn until establishing his own business, Schamp Auction Service. He worked as City Maintenance Foreman and auctioned on the weekends for many years before finally cutting back to just one job, working at Western Sand and Gravel, until his retirement.
Clarence passed away on April 10, 2020 at the Saunders Medical Long -Term Care Center in Wahoo, NE at the age of 80 years and 1 month.
Clarence was preceded in death by his twin brother, Claire;wife Judi Schamp; parents, Lawrence and Mildred Schamp; sister, Lorraine Elliott; brother-in-law, Dewayne Elliott; son, Michael John; nephews, Larry Elliott and Lonnie Harrifeld and great-granddaughter, Addisyn Pfeifer.
He is survived by his children, son, Rusty Schamp of Stephens, AR; daughter, Kristi (Brian) Smith of Ashland, NE; son, Andy (Kellie) Schamp of Midwest City, OK; and Stephanie (Barrett) Jensen, Mason City, NE; grandchildren, Brian Schamp, Tarah Schamp, Kyle Schamp; Logan (Shannon) Luetkenhaus, Kate (Michael) Becker, Amy (Mike) Schwab, Caroline Smith; Brody McLean, Alysha Schamp, Brock Schamp; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Eileen (David) Harrifeld of Hastings, NE; brother, Malvin (Honeybess) Schamp of Smith Center, KS; many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.