KEARNEY — Earl E. Lambert, 74, of Alma died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lakeside Fellowship Church in Alma with the Rev. Keith Theobald officiating. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery near Beaver City.

There will be no viewing or visitation. Cremation was chosen.

Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.


He was born on May 12, 1945, in McCook to Lawrence and Vera (Cook) Lambert.

He grew up at Beaver City and attended school at Beaver City High School. He graduated with the class of 1965. After his schooling, he went on to work various jobs in the Denver area.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965. He went on to fight in Vietnam, and during his tour of duty he was injured. He spent time healing at San Francisco, before finishing at Fort Collins, Colo.

After his discharge, he moved back to Beaver City and married Ruth Hardenbrook in 1970 at Beaver City. To this union two daughters were born: Charlotte Lynn and Tonia Rena. Later on they would separate.

Earl started working for Alma Block & Lumber Co. before going out on his own with his own company called Lambert Construction in 1975. Later on he would work in the maintenance department at Harlan County Health System in Alma while always helping others with construction needs.

After his retirement, he spent more time doing his hobbies of hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Republican Valley Bowbenders and the Alma Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gene and Arlyn and wife Dorothy Lambert; and sister, Phyllis and husband Darrell Beins.

He is survived by his daughters, Charlotte and husband Chris Mroczek of Kearney and Tonia and husband Quintius Walker of San Angelo, Texas; friends, Ruth and husband Matt Chamberlain of Kearney; brother, Ellis and wife Jean Lambert of Holdrege; grandchildren, Chasidy and Meikal Lambert and Quintonia and Sophia Walker; stepgrandson, Ethan Mroczek; and great-grandson, Keenan Earl.

Memorials are suggested to the Earl Lambert Scholarship Fund and Alma Volunteer Fire Department.

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