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Richard Lambert

Richard Lambert obituary photoRichard C. Lambert, age 86, of Alpena, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the SunQuest Health Care Center.  His funeral service was at 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 7th, at the Kuhler Funeral Home with Rev. Derek Baum officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors by the Owen Kunze Post #116 American Legion.

Richard C. Lambert was born November 8, 1925, to Clair and Lavina (Ocean) Lambert at Wessington Springs.  He attended school at Wessington Springs.  On February 29, 1944, Richard entered the United States Navy during World War II, and was honorably discharged on May 10, 1946.  He then returned to Wessington Springs to work as a mechanic with his father.

On July 5, 1952, Richard married Martha Diede at Huron.  They made their home at Alpena.  Richard co-owned and operated Eastside Service at Alpena, until he retired in 1985.

Richard enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and visiting with friends.  He liked stock car racing and was on a pit crew for Butch Voss for a number of years.  Richard was a member of the Owen Kunze Post 116 American Legion of Alpena.  He was a real nice guy, lived a long life and had a great sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Evelyn, Frances and Glenda.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife of 60 years, Martha of Alpena, and one daughter and her husband, Linda and Bob Small of Alpena.  Grandpa Dicker will be missed by his three grandchildren and their spouses, Stacy and Shane Machtemes of Faulkton, Jon and Sarah Small from Brandon and Cody and Jaclyn Small of Harrisburg and his six great-grandchildren, Logan, Taylor and Trey Machtemes, Emilee, Karlee and Tucker Small and another one due in January 2013.  He is also survived by two brothers, Glenn Lambert of Wisconsin and Douglas Lambert of Minnesota; a sister-in-law, Carol North of Huron; and two brothers-in-law, Johnny (Julia) Diede of Redfield and Jake (Arlene) Diede of Everett, Washington.

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