Clement C. Lambrecht, passed away Jan. 24, 2016, at the young age of 88, with his daughter, Ellie, and granddaughter, Catie, by his side. His daughter, Rose, was also a comfort to him.
Clem was born April 2, 1927, in Billings to Casper and Rose (Gerber) Lambrecht. He was raised on the family farm with six siblings, helping with farming and milking cows. He attended Hawthorne School in Billings and graduated from Billings High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1945, spending three years in Germany as the Army postman. After his honorable discharge in 1948, he reenlisted and served stateside during the Korean War. In 1952, he married Esther Robertus and they had four children, Rose, Joe, Pat, and Ellie.
He worked with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 20 years, then opened the first franchised Goodyear stores in Montana, including Bozeman, Billings, and Livingston. Goodyear has also taken him to exciting cities, such as Chicago and Detroit. Most of his working years were spent with Esther as the owners of the Lambrecht Tire Co. on Main Street in Bozeman. He also worked for S Bar S and KB Building Supplies.
Clem loved the mountains, enjoyed time listening to music, and attending parties with his family. He was a boxer and a woodworker. He also loved traveling, watching football, cars, and his homes and yards.
He was involved in the community as the Chamber of Commerce President, as well as participating in the Exchange Club for 30 years and Elks Club. He had many Lambrecht Tire plaques and Goodyear Award plaques.
Clem was preceded in death by his wife, Esther; his parents; his siblings, Bill, Jim, George, Mary, Wally, and Kenny.
Survivors include his children, Roselyn Anderson, Joseph Lambrecht, Patrick (Diana) Lambrecht, and Ellen (Jim) Robinson; eight grandchildren, Ande, Will, Aaron, Tony, Justin, Kristen, Jordon (Ben), and Catie; and six great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Jan. 28 to Jan. 31, 2016