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John F. Lambert

December 12, 1919 — January 6, 2015

John Franklin Lambert, son of Dan Lambert and Ethel (Sherwood) Lambert, was born December 12, 1919 on a farm south of Nemaha, Nebraska. He was the youngest of three children born to this marriage, and the only son. John attended Larkin School and graduated from Nemaha High School in 1938.

He joined his father in farming until 1941, when he was one of the first group of draftees from Nemaha County to be called into military service. John received a medical discharge in 1942.

On June 14, 1942 John married Darlene Howard in the Nemaha Christian Church. They lived in a tenant house on the family farm until moving to the family farm home in 1952. Two children were born to this union, a son, David Lynn, and a daughter, Jonnita Elaine. John built the present home in 1958. He lived almost his entire life on the same farm that has been in his family since 1875.

John was baptized in the Nemaha Christian Church and later joined the Auburn Church of Christ and later attended the Brownville Christian Church. He continued to raise cattle until his health dictated a move to Arizona, where he lived with his daughter. He passed away in Queen Creek, Arizona on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 95 years and 25 days. His parents, wife Darlene, and sisters Arlene Stiers and Fern Lambert preceded him in death.

John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law David and Kathy Lambert of Goodyear, AZ; daughter and son-in-law Jonnita and Stan Walker of Queen Creek, AZ; grandchildren and spouses Jason and Julie Lambert of Auburn; Megan and Greg Hale of Peoria, AZ; Nicole Wood of Queen Creek, AZ; great-grandchildren John Michael Lambert, Josh Findlay Lambert, Jocelyn Delaney Lambert, Makayla Lynn Hale, Hayden Jean Hale, Aubrey Darlene Estrada, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, January 13, 11:00 a.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial will follow at Prairie Union Cemetery near Shubert. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends 6:00 to 8:00.

Memorials are suggested to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hemmingsen Funeral Home

801 S St, Auburn, NE 68305

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