Jerome “Jerry” W. Lambert, 86, of Russiaville, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023, at North Woods Village in Kokomo.
Born on July 14, 1936, in Pomeroy, Washington, Jerry is the son of the late Paul and Agnes (Ferrell) Lambert. On February 16, 1996, in Kokomo, he married Patricia “Pat” Mooney who preceded in death on April 3, 2006.
Jerry had retired from NIPSCO on July 1, 1995. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #66, Moose Lodge of Peru, Eagles Lodge of Kokomo, the Royal Center Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne and the Murat Shrine of Indianapolis. Jerry served in the Indiana National Guard for five years and was an avid IU and Colts fan.
Jerry gave back to the youth of the community as a Little League and Babe Ruth coach, he had also coached football and ran basketball leagues at the YMCA. He was a member of the Race Walkers Club of Kokomo and Indianapolis, and competed in race walking events for 26 years, all over the United States. Jerry also was a participant in Senior Olympics, competing in four different states.
Surviving Jerry are three sons, Tim (Joni) Lambert of Logansport; Mike (Michelle) Lambert of Naperville, IL; Steve (Michelle) Lambert of Georgetown, KY; step son, Jay (Jamie) Francis of Kentucky; step daughter, Stacey (Casey) Ford of Florida; six grandchildren, Eric (Charla) Lambert of Cub Run, KY; Hillary (Trevor) Robinson of Union, KY; Stephanie Lambert of Cincinnati, OH; Natalie Lambert of Painted Post, NY; Nathan & Nick Lambert both of Naperville, IL; step grandchildren, Drenen Wesolowski, Kylie Simpson, Brandon Ford, Colten Francis and Drake Franics; several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Chad “Moose” Lambert.
A funeral service for Jerry will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Gundrum Funeral Home with Chaplain Ken Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, also at Gundrum Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Cass County Family YMCA or the Kokomo Family YMCA
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