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“Rest in Peace Uncle Lambert. I have fond memories of you "whittling" wooden propellars for us kids on the front porch of the old farmhouse. ”
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“My thoughts are with the family of Lambert Stanek during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort....Read More ยป
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Lambert Ladimir Stanek was born on September 14, 1927, in Parshall, ND, to Frank and Flora (Drha) Stanek, the sixth child in a family of seven children. He attended school there until the family moved to South Dakota. Lambert walked a mile and a half to country school where he finished grade school. He graduated from Dallas High School.

Lambert enlisted in the Army Air Force and spent several years in Kobe, Japan with the occupation forces after WWII. After coming back home, he worked at the Fort Randall dam and later he worked in Denver, CO at a tire factory. Lastly Lambert was employed by the Denver School system.

Returning home Lambert lived at the Senior Village in Gregory until suffering a stroke. He then moved to the Avera Country Care Center where he was a resident until the time of his death. Lambert passed away January 21, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Irene who died in infancy, sister Florence McCauley, brothers Richard, Frank, and Robert, and a nephew Frank McCauley.

He is survived by his sister Mable Vomacka and several nieces and nephews.

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A funeral service for Lambert Stanek, 90, of Gregory, was held Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home in Gregory with Father Jonathan Dillon as Celebrant.

Casket Bearers were Sherman Vomacka, Gary Vomacka, and Aaron Vomacka.

Military Honors were given by the Gregory American Legion and the National Honors Program.

Interment will be at a later date in the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.