THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Judith A. Lambert
Issue Date: May 28, 2014
Judith "Judy" Ann Lambert, 71, of Waupun, passed away Saturday, May 24, at her home.
Born June 4, 1942, in Green Bay, to Raymond and Inez Larsen Metz, she grew up in Gillett and has shared many fond memories of her childhood on the farm. She graduated from Wisconsin School of Cosmetology, Green Bay in 1961. On Jan. 4, 1964, she married Eugene Lambert, Jr. at St. John 's Lutheran Church in Gillett. They lived in Stevens Point for three years and then spent 47 years in Waupun.
In 1979, she had mitral valve replacement and one year after her heart surgery, ran a 10k and won the race for her age group (38) and repeated this victory two more times. A member of Beaver Dam YMCA, she did early morning daily lap swims, loved to walk, bike, crochet, camp, fish, golf and read. She enjoyed going to Gulf Shores, Ala. for 18 years during spring break. Upon retirement, they traveled to Gulf Shores for the winter months and loved it when family came there at Christmas.
She also enjoyed the Christmas tradition of making Ebelskiver and Danish Kringle for family and friends. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and cheering on the grandchildren at their sporting events.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene (Bud) Lambert, Jr.; a son, Scott (Beth) Lambert; a daughter, Renee (Mike) Nolan; four grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis (Patti) Metz and Rodney Metz; two sisters-in-law, Nola Metz and Bonnie Jones; brothers-in-law, Gary (Chris) Lambert and Ronald Lambert; many nieces; nephews; cousins and many close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Inez Metz; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene, Sr. and Claudine Lambert; a brother, Rev. Randall Metz and a brother-in-law, Dr. Craig Jones.
Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 525 W Main St. Waupun, where she was a member for 47 years. A luncheon will follow at the church after the service. Werner Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is assisting the family with arrangements.