TRENTON -- Clifford Dale Lambert, 75, died Wednesday (April 30, 2003) at Community Hospital in McCook.
He was born March 12, 1938, at Benkelman, to Clifford A. and Louise (Gunderman) Lambert, and was a member of the graduating class from Parks High School in 1945.
Following graduation he served his country in the U.S. Navy, and upon receiving his honorable discharge, returned to Nebraska where he worked on the farm.
On May 15, 1954, he married Dorothy J. Jussel at Haigler.
In 1955 Clifford and his family moved to Trenton and he began his career with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. He retired as A.S.C.S. manager in 1983 after more 30 years of service.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Trenton, a member of A.F. & A.M. Robert Burns Lodge No. 173, and the Trenton Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Doris Cox; and two brothers, Calvin and Clarence Lambert.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lambert of Trenton; daughter, Susan Dishman and husband, Alan of Elwood; three sons, Jim Lambert of Hillsboro, N.D., Terry Lambert of Camano Island, Wash., and Roger Lambert and wife, Roberta of Trenton; one sister, Fern Belau of Weldamor, Calif.; two brothers, Jerry Lambert and wife, Darlene of McCook and Lyle Lambert and wife, Val of Hastings; sister-in-law, Velda Lambert of McCook; and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Trenton with the Rev. Richard Stahly officiating. Interment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery in Benkelman.
Visitation is today until 6 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Stratton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the Diabetes Association.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton is in charge of arrangements.