PEORIA HEIGHTS - John A. "Jack" Lambert, 65, of Peoria Heights passed away at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Jack was born on April 2, 1947, in Sacramento, Calif., the son of John Allen and Hollis Irene Helander Lambert. He married Susan Therese Pauli on June 10, 1972.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years; mother, Hollis Lambert of Peoria; two sons, Ben (Katy) of Peoria and Noah Lambert of Peoria Heights; one daughter, Jenny (Wes) Harrison of Elmwood; one grandchild, Jane Lambert; and two sisters, Linda (Dale) Tekippe of Indianapolis and Ann (Gary) Smith of Brimfield.
Jack was preceded in death by his father, John Allen Lambert.
Jack attended grade school in West Jersey, Ill., and graduated from high school in Toulon, Ill. He attended Black Hawk East College in East Moline, Ill., and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
He later sold construction and mining equipment in the area for many years.
Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He dedicated his life to Christian outreach. By sharing his faith, he touched the lives of many in the community. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with a memorial service immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church.