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Frederick Lamle

In Memory



Frederick Goehring Lamle of Okeene, Oklahoma went Home to be with Jesus June 13, 2024.  Frederick (Fritz) was born to Fred Lamle and Freida Anna Amelia Lamle of Okeene on February 11, 1928, on the Lamle family homestead.


Fritz’s father immigrated from Germany in 1883 and homesteaded in the Cheyenne Arapaho Run of 1892.  Fritz’s mother immigrated from Germany in 1920.  Fritz and his siblings grew up speaking German in the home.  Fritz told stories from his childhood of walking to the rural schoolhouse, barely surviving pneumonia during a blizzard, and eating cake filled with fruits and jam that his mother made on special occasions.


Fritz grew up learning about God and trusted Christ as his Savior later in life.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeene, and as physical limitations made it harder for him to attend church, he enjoyed the teachings of Robert Jeffress, David Jeremiah and Hal Lindsay from home.


Fritz’s 96 years were marked by many experiences and people.  He attended Okeene Public School and graduated from Okeene High School in 1946.


In 1950 he enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed in San Antonio and later in Alaska.  When asked why he chose the Air Force over the Navy he responded, “I’d rather fly than swim.”  Fritz achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant.  He always smiled and then got a bit choked up as he recalled friends he met in the service from around the country.  Fritz loved to tell stories about his adventures in Alaska, playing in a San Antonio baseball league and bringing service buddies home for weekends to experience farm life in Okeene.


Fritz married his wife, Patty, in August of 1963.  They lived on a farm east of Okeene and later in the town of Okeene.  Highlights for the couple were starting their family and enjoying their grandchildren. He was known as Poppy to grandchildren, Chase, Randi, Baleigh and Katey.  Fritz and Patty enjoyed playing cards in 500 Club and entertaining friends in their home.  Of their travels, the destination that left the biggest impression on Fritz was their trip to Israel.


In 2016 Fritz was honored with the Blaine County Hall of Fame Award.  He loved farming and the smell of freshly turned dirt, and he was working some of his acreage even up until this last October.  Fritz always said everything was right with the world when he was out on the tractor.  After working his own land in Oklahoma, there were several summers he headed north to Colorado to custom cut for others.  Besides farming, Fritz also did carpentry and helped construct the Enid K-Mart, Pancake House and other structures.


Although farming was his first love, Fritz also enjoyed various hobbies.  He could often be found on the gun range, at his desk reloading shells, setting up his electric trains or flying model airplanes.  He perfected his recipe for homemade beef jerky and was a self-taught photographer developing his own prints in his home darkroom.  His photos of the Okeene Snake Hunt hung in the Jaycees building.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Okeene Jaycees.  He served on the Blaine County Water Board and supported various charities with Friends of Israel being a favorite.  Fritz was passionate about his pastimes and loved showing and telling others about them. 


Some of Fritz’s favorite things were watching the sunset from the farm, napping in the recliner with his dog, Millie, at his feet and savoring a dish of black walnut ice cream at the end of the day.


Fritz is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and siblings Edmond, Grace, Alvin and Charlotte.  He is survived by his children Paul Lamle (Debbie), Traci Lamle, Kristi Brickman (Bart), and his grandchildren Chase Lamle (Carson), Randi Norris (Lucas) and Baleigh and Katey Brickman. 


Funeral service will be Tuesday, 10 am, at Okeene First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Okeene, with arrangements by Wilkinson Mortuary.  Viewing will be Monday, June 17th, from 1pm to 8pm at Wilkinson Mortuary with the family present from 1pm to 2pm.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Okeene First Baptist Church.



Nok Koster
Nok Koster
Jun 21

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With sympathy,

Carl, Nok, and Olivia


Jun 20

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for all the family & friends.


Jun 17

Deepest Condolences Paul, Traci, Kristi and your families. Loved your Mom & Dad. Always loved seeing them and will always remember them. My heart is broken they are not here. Jesus has them in his arms and two more Angels.

🙏🏻🙏🏻 Prayers & Love

Gloria Bostron


justin birdwell
justin birdwell
Jun 16

So sorry to hear for this loss. Prayers for the Lamle family. Go rest high Fred Lamle you will be missed here at West Acres Family!!!

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