Harry Wayne Lambert
Age 69 of Custer Park, formerly of Bradenton, Florida, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home.
Born December 20, 1950 in Joliet, Harry was a son of Elra and Frieda (Krumwiede) Lambert. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1969. Harry enlisted into the United States Army in 1970, and served until his honorable discharge in 1972. He lived in Bradenton, Florida for many years and worked for Harllee Packaging Inc. in Palmetto, Florida as a foreman until his retirement. Following his retirement, Harry moved to Custer Park and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 241. He found great joy in being outdoors and watching local wildlife. Harry was an avid gardener who loved to tend to his flowers and vegetable garden. He enjoyed cooking and canning, and loved to read. Harry had a great appreciation for animals, especially his feline companion, Pita.
Survivors include his wife, Narcisa (Cleary) Lambert, three siblings: Marilyn Scholari of Joliet, Richard (Judy) Lambert of Jordan, Minnesota, and Charlene (Bill) Engler of Hixton, Wisconsin; one brother-in-law, Roy Stuart of Kankakee, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his life long friend, Marie Calhoun.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Tommy, Elra, Elwin, Elwood, Jim, Gene and John and his sisters: Janice Stuart, Janet Adamson and Charlotte O'Donnell.
Per Harry's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A private committal service with full military honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Friday June, 4 2021. Following the service all family and friends are invited to join together for a memorial luncheon at the Moose Lodge, 32050 West River Road in Wilmington starting at 12:00 P.M.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Harry's memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/obituary/Harry-Lambert
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.