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Edward "Ted" R. Lambert Jr.
August 21, 1924 ~ May 28, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Edward R. “Ted” Lambert Jr., 98, of Tonica, passed away May 28, 2023 in La Salle County Nursing Home in Ottawa.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday June 3, 2023 in Sacred Heart Church in Granville with Rev. Patrick DeMeulemeester officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tonica with full military services conducted by the Tonica American Legion. Visitation will be in the church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica is entrusted with Mr. Lambert’s services.
Ted was born in Tonica on August 21, 1924 to Edward R. and Frances (Greiner) Lambert Sr. He served in the South Pacific with the United States Army during WWII as a high-speed radio operator. He married Anna Lou Hartenbower on May 24, 1946.
Ted farmed and was a feed salesman for Mormons Seed. He also owned laundromats in Tonica, Rochelle and Dekalb. He was a member of the Tonica American Legion and Sacred Heart Church in Granville. He and Anna Lou wintered in Brownsville, Texas. He enjoyed a great life and never wasted a moment. Ted served 35 years on the La Salle County Board, some as chairman, and he retired as Recorder of Deeds.
Ted is survived by three children: Lynn Lambert (Dēk Koeller) of Ozark, MO, Scott (LeAnn) Lambert of Peru and Valerie (Antonio) Scalora of Climax Springs, MO; five grandchildren: Jafar Koeller, Chad (Kathy) Lambert, Natalie (Kevin) Revels, Adriana (Brian) Howe and Giovanni (Summer) Scalora; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Anna Lou on November 29, 2015, and one sister Beverly June (Robert) Porter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Fairview Cemetery.