John Adam Lambert

September 20, 1982February 4, 2021

John A. Lambert of Ft. Colins, passed away February 4th, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on 9/20/1982 in Sidney Nebraska. He was raised and attended schools in Haxtun Colorado.

He established numerous bands throughout his life, most notably, 13 Nails , who toured and played with nationally recognized bands. His proudest moment as a musician was performing at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, California. 13 Nails has composed songs that have been featured in films. He started his career at Recycled Cycles 12 years ago as a builder and worked his way up to General Manager. He was also proud to contribute to the growth of the company. He was also very passionate about fundraising and supporting the music and arts program at EasterSeals in Loveland CO as well as building the local music community. He loved music of kinds and horror movies and books- he had knowledge of all things horror. He was also a gifted painter and cherished the time he spent with his daughters, wife and family.

John married Kori (Szczepanski) on 11/13/2015. John is survived by his wife, Kori Lambert of Ft. Collins; his four daughters, Emory Lesh, Jayden Lambert, and Roxanne Lambert of Sterling CO, and Elvi Lambert of Ft. Collins; his step-mother Susan Neel of Ft. Collins, CO; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Kim and Robert Smith of Brighton, CO and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Todd and Amber Szczepanski of Fargo, ND; two sisters, Tara (Bryson) Fredregill of Sterling and Julie Lambert of Haxtun; three brothers, Tim Neel Jr. of Sterling, Zach Neel of Greeley, CO, and William (Anjo)Blagg of Sterling, and step-brother Michael (Jackie) Johnson of Washington, DC; aunt Christine (Greg) Cox, and cousin, Jennifer (Adam) Unruh of Kansas; one sister-in-law, Jami (Ryne) Lund of Fargo, ND; three brother-in-laws, Tanner Szczepanski of Fargo ND, Carson Charles of Denver CO, and Grady Szczepanski of Fargo ND. In addition, John leaves behind many extended family and friends. He was a soft-spoken man except when he was on stage performing. He left us all too soon and he will be greatly missed by many.

John was preceded in death by his mother Diane Lambert; his grandmother Doris Wood; his father Tim Neel, and step-father, Roger Lambert.

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 6th in Fort Collins. Due to Covid, number of attendees is limited. If you plan to attend, please reach out to family for more information.


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Jennifer Unruh

February 11, 2021

Thank you forever.... you carried me home when I crashed my bike, we played in our Clorox city out by the raspberry bushes, you introduced me to rated r movies and parental advisory music, you helped me pick out my first pair of bondage pants at hot topic, you let me tag along with u and your friends when you didn't really want me to but gma made you Haha, we partied for my 21st birthday, catching rainbow trout in the mountains, and going to pikes peak, I made many road trips to hang out with you in sterling and fort Collins when you first moved there you showed me old town and the rooftop bars, and you made trips to Kansas to see the tumble weeds blow haha, you even watched barney with me, and so much more. But the one thing I will always be thankful for is being my brother. No matter what we always knew the other would answer the phone or help us get through difficult times. To everyone else we were cousins but to me you are my big brother. I love you and miss you.

Gene Lintner

February 11, 2021

Horror movies, amateur ghost hunting, endless cruises, copious drinks, music and the macabre. I love you brother, sleep well. 🤘💚

Christy Cox

February 10, 2021

I have know John his entire life. I am his Aunt. He was born in Sidney NE to my sister Diane who passed away many years ago. John was a very happy child running around and playing constantly. My daughter Jennifer was born 5 years later and the 2 were inseparable like brother and sister. He always stood up for her no matter what. They both stayed frequently with my mom Doris Jean who has also passed. Those are some of their favorite childhood memories. John later had 3 girls by his first wife, Emory Jayden and Roxie. 19, 18 and 16. He loved these girls dearly. He loved his band started as xerospace them became 13 Nails. He finally met the love of his life Kori and they married in a beautiful ceremony. They later had Elvi 3 yrs old now. She is the most adorable child ever. He reconnected with his father Tim in later years. John had great love for his family and Kori made a huge difference in his life with her incredible love for him. Her family was very loving to him as well. I will miss him forever and hoping to one day meet again.