Union Grove man is newest Packers Fan Hall of Famer

Posted: 4:42 PM, Feb 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-15 12:41:27-05

It was an emotional Valentine's Day for a lifelong Packers fan from Union Grove, Wisconsin.

After thousands of fan votes, 60-year-old Frank Lamping was chosen as the 19th member of the Packers Fan Hall of Fame.

A huge crowd of friends and family, wearing shirts with "Go Frank Go!" written on the back, cheered as Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy announced Lamping as the winner. Lamping fought back tears as he thanked the crowd, especially his wife, Andrea.

"All these great fans we have, and to be it, I'm in heaven," he said.

Lamping has always been a Packers fan and wears Packers gear every day, according to his wife, Andrea. The season ticket holder is always the first one into Lambeau Field for each home game, she said.

"This is the highlight of his life," she said.

Lamping has never missed a game at Lambeau Field despite a years long battle with prostate cancer. He even postponed surgery to keep up his perfect attendance record, he said.

"I get goosebumps just coming in this place and now I'm in it forever," Lamping said. 

Just as impressive as his fight against cancer is his community's support in his battle.

"It's just been such a wonderful support system and everybody's rooting for him, and thank God he won!" Andrea Lamping said.

Frank Lamping will have his name permanently displayed in a place of honor in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. 

He will also receive four club seats to a 2017 Packers home game, a road trip for two to a 2017 Packers away game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop, and a one year subscription to Packers Plus.