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Doyle A. Lambert

November 26, 1936 — October 2, 2023




                Doyle Arden Lambert, longtime resident of Burlington, Co, died October 2, 2023 at the age of 86 years.

Doyle was born on November 26, 1936 in Wapato, Wa to Harvey E. and Velma L (Houseman) Lambert. He grew up in Adams, Ok area. Little brother Loren L. Lambert was added to the family of 1940.

In 1948 they moved to Burlington, Co and purchased a farm 6 ½ miles south of Burlington.

Doyle attended the Smokey Hill School until it was consolidated with the Burlington Public School. He played football and basketball during his high school days. He graduated with the class of 1956.

On September 21, 1958 he married Marion Gassner in Burlington and two children were born, Dayla Ann and Wendel Scott.

Doyle joined the local National Guard Unit and served 7 years. In 1961 was called to active duty for the Berlin Crisis and was stationed at Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Minutes before boarding the airplane to fly out, each soldiers name was called and they were handed an honorable discharge and told to go home.

The family bought a home on Cherry St. in Burlington in 1963 and still reside there at the time of Doyle’s death.

Doyle worked for Plains Grain Elevator and Kenneth Hitchcock when he returned from the service. Kenneth Gray and Doyle purchased Dave Sielsky Blacksmith shop and it became K & D Welding Shop. In a few years Kenny retired and Doyle was the sole owner of the shop. Then Wendel claimed that it was the Kid & Dad’s Shop.

Doyle belonged to the Burlington Fire Dept. in the earlier days. He had a passion for music and was guitar player with the Garage Bunch for several years. Doyle and Marion liked to camp and were chartered members of the Flatlander Sams Chapter, a local camping group. They camped in Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and many weekends at Bonny Dam the favorite place. They are members of the First Christian Church and Doyle was playing his guitar with Greg and Chance.

He was a proud “Grandpa” and “Great-Grandpa” and enjoyed going to the kids school and activities and ball games.

Doyle and Marion celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2008 with a family surprise dinner. They just celebrated their 65th Anniversary this month. A wonderful milestone for them.

Doyle is preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Velma Lambert. His in-laws Irv and Mary Gassner. Sister in-law and brother in-law Barbara and Gene Pralle. Son in-law Harry F Hertneky, Jr and grand-daughter Alicia Unruh.

Doyle is survived by his wife Marion, daughter Dayla (Kurt Jostes) Hertneky, Burlington. Son Wendel  (Wanda) Lambert, St Louis, Mo. Brother Loren (Beulah) Lambert, Burlington. Grandchildren Andrew (Tracy) Hertneky, Westminster, Co. Mary (John) Hamilton, Arvada, Co. Michael Hertneky, Burlington. Jordan and Julia Lambert St. Louis, Mo. Travis Unruh, Wichita, Ks. Larissa (Josh) Frisbee, St. Joseph, Mo. Great –Grand Children-Juliet and Aiden Hertneky, Marley and Maya Hamilton, Courtney and Brittney Hertneky, Caleb, Carson, Carter and Cameron Unruh, Samantha and Taylor Johnson, Jayden, Emilynn, Baylor Frisbee. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and many longtime friends.

Memorial Services will be held October 23, at 10:30am at the First Christian Church in Burlington, Co. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Burlington, Co.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the McArthur Senior Center or the First Christian Church.

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