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Greenlawn Funeral Home

6750 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Delmer Lambdin

May 6, 1944June 17, 2020
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Delmer Lambdin, 76, of Huntington, went to Heaven on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 after a two and a half year battle with cancer. He worked 4 years in factories in Chicago and 10 years at Universal Form Clamp, also 2 years at G.M. in Janesville, WI and 28 years at G.M. in Roanoke, IN. He retired on December 31, 2006. He was Saved and Baptized on March 5, 2005. After being saved, he and his wife, Rosie, read the Bible together daily. When he accepted Jesus into his heart he started a new life. He was a member of Branches of Christ Fort Wayne. He was prayed for at the church since 1993. He is an honorary member of Victory Tabernacle Church in Gilbert, AZ. He was affiliated with the Church of God in Wabash. After retiring, Delmer and Rosie did Nursing Home Parties for 10 years for all the residents especially the ones that were forgotten. They wanted to let residents know someone cares. He loved to snowbird in Chandler, Arizona after he retired. He and Rosie traveled to many beautiful states. He drove to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Rosie doesn't want to do that again. Delmer loved to raise a garden every year. His favorite hobby was fishing Lake Erie on his boat. He enjoyed camping, making pizza, chili and frying perch. He will be sadly missed, gone but not forgotten.

Delmer is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rosie; son, Jason of Chicago; step-daughters, Tammy and Melinda; grandchildren, Bryant, Aaron, Jordan, Jacob, and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Jasper, Lila, Junior, Hazel, Loralei, Spencer and Russell; sisters, Wanda, Eula, Mary B. and Carolyn. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary; sister, Golda; and brother, Doland.

Funeral service will be on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm with visitation one hour prior at Greenlawn Funeral Home (6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804). Visitation will also be on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm following social distancing guidelines. Burial will follow the service to Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Feed the Children or St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 21, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Final Resting Place: Greenlawn Memorial Park

    Monday, June 22, 2020

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Vince Stucker

June 26, 2020

We didn't spend much time together. It was enough time for me to have a great respect for his hard work, generosity, and faith. It also didn't take long to realize that he was particular about how things were done. He wasn't shy about letting you know if things were not done right. I think i gained a bit of trust in that area. I pray that I will be worthy of that trust as I continue to care for those left behind.

Wanda Cobb

June 23, 2020

My brother, Delmer, was born and grew up in Frakes, Kentucky. He was the son of loving parents, Jason and Florence (Partin) Lambdin. They were the parents of seven children that were blessed to call them Dad and Mom. We were taught to obey them, and work and help the family and others. I have so many precious memories of us growing up next door to our grandma, Martha “Sis” Lambdin and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. I remember Delmer as that handsome little boy swimming in the creek with his only brother, Doland. What one did, the other did. Sadly, Doland left is in 1981, a Vietnam War Army veteran with over sixteen years of service to his country.
This is not goodbye, Delmer, but see you later in Heaven! We will love you forever and miss your phone calls telling us you love us!

Ronnie Hawkins

June 22, 2020

Thank you Del for welcoming me into your family. I could not have asked for a better father-in-law. Besides, you were more than that to me. You were a friend and I had the utmost respect for you. You will be missed. I promise to do my best to take care of your daughter and our boys. Please take comfort knowing we will all be here for Rose.

Love,
Ronnie

Ashley Stucker

June 21, 2020

My papaw was the definition of what a papaw should be. He always had stories to tell and knowledge to share. He was a master pizza chef and a master gardener. He gave so much love to me and passed it on to my own kids. I love you forever and always. ❤️

Tammy Stucker

June 20, 2020

It’s was not flesh and blood but rather the heart which made him my Dad. He came into my life when I was a toddler and opened his heart to my Mom, my sister and I. Growing up I always marveled at the strength of his hands. These strong hands helped raise me, guide me, provide for me and protect me! These same strong hands taught me to work hard, how to garden, how to make pizza dough and how to bait a hook. These strong hands held each of my children and grandchildren as they came into this world and loved them fiercely. These strong hands held me as we danced at my wedding. These strong hands prayed for his family daily. I have faith that I will hold those strong hands again one day. I will love you and miss you always. Happy Father’s Day in heaven.

Jacob Bengs

June 19, 2020

Growing up I spent almost everyday at your house, or at least what i remember i was there. You were my best friend, my protector, my guide, my hero, and most of all my Papaw. I'll never forget how we'd go out to the garage and you would let me bug you while you tended to the garden or made a house for Gray. I love you so much. I hope to see you again someday.

Melinda Hawkins

June 18, 2020

While on paper he may have been my stepfather to me he is and always will be my dad. He's been there my entire life. He taught me to work hard for what I wanted in life and I would see the rewards. He taught me how to fish and to grow a garden and so many more of life's lessons. He held me tight on my wedding day as he walked me down the isle. A memory I will forever cherish. I will miss him dearly. Happy Father's Day, I love you.

Racheal Mumma

June 18, 2020

Del was one great man. His kindness, generosity, love for others, and joy of gardening will never be forgotten. My girls will forever remember Papaw walking around his garden to teach them about his passion and also telling them to grab a bag to fill with goodies. He is missed and loved!

Kimberly Webb

June 18, 2020

So sorry to hear about uncle Delmer. I have found memories as a little girl in Chicago and will treasure them always.It is hard to understand why people are taken from us , but knowing they are in the arms of our Heavenly Father is a blessing. Go rest high on that mountain and be free from all the pain and suffering.Much Love to all the family .

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