William Mack Lambert
NEWBERRY, MI – William Mack “Pard” Lambert, 85, of Newberry, died Monday afternoon October 2, 2017 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry surrounded by his family.
Born August 4, 1932 in Gaylord, son of the late William C. and Bertha (Clark) Lambert, Mack was raised in Newberry until his father returned home from World War II, moving with his family to the logging camp in McFarland, MI. He and his first wife Ruth lived in Marquette where they had six children and, later in 1966, he married Theresa (Abram) Lambert, who preceded him in death in 1995, and made their home in McMillan and Curtis area having two children.
In his life Mack witnessed the change in logging going from a two men with a cross cut saw and horses to mechanized logging. He was a great story teller and his children, grandchildren and friends loved to sit and listen to his stories over a beer.
He was never afraid of a hard day’s work. Most of the time in the last 10 years or so you could find him working at Rick Holbrook’s saw mill or out in the bush cutting logs. There wasn’t a drywall job that he was afraid to tackle, make into a master piece and there are many homes in the area that are showing off his craftsmanship.
Mack is survived by his daughters Kerry (Duane Kisro) Lambert of Newberry, Ginger Whitty of Skandia, Sue (Scott) Pyykola of Marquette, Shelly Lambert of Skandia and Dawn (Pete Sayring) Lambert of Ishpeming; sons William S. Lambert of Marquette, Russell (Sharon) Lambert of Beaver Grove, David Brisson of Skandia and Rick (Kandy) Lambert of McMillan; Sharon Dunlap who was his partner in life for the last four years; extended family of Rick (Wendy) Holbrook, Kevin (Shelly Morrison) Tucker & Wanda Ludy; several siblings and brother and sister in laws; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren with one to be expected; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife Theresa, Mack is was proceeded in death by an infant son Brian; four siblings; a son in law, two sisters in law and brother in law; a grandson, granddaughter and great-granddaughter; four nieces and a nephew.
There will be a celebration of Mack’s life on Saturday November 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the residence of Rick and Wendy Holbrook, 11381 CR 407 Newberry.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.