Maudine Stamp

Maudine Pauline Augusta Roberts Stamp was born April 5, 1929, to Edward and Mae (Hebbert) Roberts Dawes County, Chadron, Nebraska. She was the first of eight children. She attended various country schools and two in the city of Chadron. Midway through the 4th grade, she came with her family to Custer, South Dakota. After 4th grade the family moved to Keystone, South Dakota. She attended school for three years in Keystone. The family then moved to Florence, South Dakota where she attended school for two and a half years. In her freshman year she left school to go to Minneapolis, where she worked as a waitress.

On December 20, 1945, she was joined in marriage to Leonard Lauseng in Webster, SD. To this union seven children were born. They farmed near South Shore, South Dakota and Milbank, South Dakota until 1950. They moved to Mora, where they farmed until 1957. A serious health problem for Leonard forced them off the farm. In 1959 they moved to Pine City. Maudine worked as a waitress, cook, factory worker, and finally as a nurses aide until 1976. She entered Nursing School in Anoka, and graduated as an LPN in 1977.  She worked one year in a nursing home and then the Kanabec Hospital in Mora, until 1981 when Leonard was forced into retirement. They moved to Chadron, Nebraska where Maudine worked in the hospital in Rushville, Nebraska until 1985. Maudine moved to Custer, South Dakota where she worked at the Developmental Center until 1996 when it closed. She then retired.

On October 11, 1997, she married Kenneth Stamp in Hill City, South Dakota. They resided in Custer, South Dakota, until her death on June 14, 2020.

Maudine enjoyed camping, traveling, and helping others. She visited 47 states, Canada, Israel, Sweden, Russia, and Mexico. She was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church.

Maudine is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mae Roberts; husbands, Leonard Lauseng and Kenneth Stamp; daughters, Wanda Gunderson and Penny Auers; one great granddaughter, Ash Chloe; daughter in law, Dorene Lauseng; five sisters and one brother.

Maudine is survived by her children: LeRoy (Dorene) Lauseng of Chula Vista California; Roselee (Donald) Blazek of Rush City; William Lauseng of Custer, South Dakota; Wendell (Joyce) Lauseng of Fairmont, Cameron (Deborah) Lauseng of Brimfield, Illinois ; son in law, Larry Auers; 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hill City, South Dakota, with a visitation service at 9 a.m.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City, MN, with a visitation service at 10: a.m.

Maudine will be laid to rest at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with her husband Leonard Leroy Lauseng.  

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer, South Dakota.

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