Jerry Dean Lambert, 67, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was born in Boone, NC, on March 21, 1953 to Willard and Juanita (Gantt) Lambert.
On September 30, 2012 in LasVegas, NV, he married Carilyn "Carrie" Rehlander who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Jason (Trevor) Lambert-Novak of Michigan City and Brandon (Ashley Terry) Lambert of Michigan City; stepdaughters, Sara (Dustin) Kling of La Porte and Rachel Steigely of Bay City, MI; stepson, Robert Gresham of Michigan City; 4 grandchildren, Jeffrey Adam, Gavin, Gabrielle and Grant, all of La Porte; siblings, Sandra Lambert of Tampa, FL and Willard Dean (Becky) Lambert of Rutherfordton, NC; father-in-law, Dewey (Rachel Anderson) Rehlander of La Porte; brother-in-law, Mathew (Denise) Rehlander of Concord, NC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Allen Lambert; stepson and stepdaughter, Adam and Meghan Steigely; second wife and mother of Brandon, Lyn Lambert; and first wife and mother of Michael and Jason, Flora Lambert-White.
Jerry proudly served in the United States Army, 1971-73. He retired in 2011 after 20 years as a Corrections Officer at the Indiana State Prison. Most recently, he was a tester at Weil-McLain. Jerry was a member of La Porte Missionary Church. He loved all sports, especially baseball, basketball, and football. The Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears were his favorite professional teams. Jerry also enjoyed Indiana University basketball. He was an avid fisherman.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.
Due to guidelines established by the State of Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at La Porte Missionary Church at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the La Porte Missionary Church building fund, 104 E. 18th St., La Porte, IN 46350 or the American Legion Skwiat Post# 451, 121 Skwiat Legion Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.
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