Burton W. Lambert

Aug. 9, 1923 - Jan. 3, 2006

Burton W. Lambert, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at LindenGrove Health Care Center. He was born in Kokomo, Ind., on Aug. 9, 1923, to Charles W. And Torah (Gwuinnup) Lambert.

Burt was a 1941 graduate of Kokomo High School, where he was active in athletics and captain of the baseball team. He attended Indiana University in 1941-42, and played some semi-pro and professional baseball before and after World War II. He proudly served in the U.S. Army infantry 45th Division, 180th Regiment in World War II. He was active in the sporting goods industry from 1950 to 1982, as a factory representative, in retail and wholesale sales, and also new and used car sales at Don Jacobs Buick from 1983 until his retirement in 1988.

He was a member of the American Legion D.J. Martin Post No. 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Soat-Vergenz Post 721 and the Disabled American Veterans, Waukesha Chapter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Donnie Lambert of Waukesha. He is the dear father of John Douglas "Doug" Lambert of Kokomo, Gregory (Patti) Lambert and Jennifer (Rick) Weber, all of Waukesha; stepfather to Kevin (Louise) Slates of Alexandria, Va., and Mark Slates of Waukesha; and fond brother of Richard "Rick" (Rita) Lambert of Martinsville, Ind. He is further survived by his stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, George Frederick, and by two half-sisters and six half-brothers.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave. Waukesha. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow the services at Prairie Home Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are suggested to The National Parkinson Association, 945 N. 12th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233-1305, or online at www.wiparkinson.org.

For more information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit www.randledablefuneralhome.com.