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Gary J. Lambrecht

Gary J. Lambrecht

September 11, 2019

Gary J. Lambrecht, 59, of Eau Claire, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire with his family at his side.

He was born August 10, 1960, in Wausau, WI, the son of Luther and Elaine (Kamin) Lambrecht.  Gary graduated from Wausau East High School in 1979.  Following graduation he worked in the Wausau area for Quality Foods and Red Owl stores.  He was involved in many state bagging competitions in Milwaukee.  Later he moved to Eau Claire and worked for Badger West Wine & Spirits for 20 years.

Gary was a huge Oakland Raiders and Milwaukee Brewers fan.  Bowling also was one of his favorite pastimes.  He went skydiving and was very proud of it.  Gary liked to travel with his parents to destinations including the U.S. West Coast, Canada, and Alaska.  He also loved camping in northern Wisconsin when he was younger.

Gary was adored by everyone who met him and had an infectious laugh that will be deeply missed.

Gary is survived by his parents; five siblings, Keith (Pam) Lambrecht, Mike (Ginny) Lambrecht, Lorie (Kevin) Plaza, Kathy (Vince) Kocour, Lew (Missy) Lambrecht; his aunt, Carol Cline, many cousins, nieces and nephews; and his special dog, “Gizmo”.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his sister-in-law, Sheila Lambrecht; aunt and uncles, Bob Kamin, William & Diane Schlehlein, Mike Cline; and Gary’s dog, “Sadie”.

Memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona WI (next to Charter Spectrum) with Father James Kurzynski officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will immediately follow the service at Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Visitation

One hour prior to the service at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona WI (next to Charter Spectrum).

Service

12:30 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona WI (next to Charter Spectrum).

Florist Information

Brent Douglas Floral - (715) 831-0997 - All flowers should be delivered to the Celebration of Life Center by 9 a.m. Monday 9/16/19

Condolences

  • Shelley (Plaza) Wojan Sending my deepest sympathy to Gary's family. You are in my thoughts.

    September 16 at 11:09am

  • Jonny A I had the pleasure of working with "G-Man" for almost 13 years. He was as hardworking as they come and always made work seem like less of a chore, with his goofy personality and stories. He always told stories about his dog or family members whom he was very proud of. If he wasn't talking about them, it was about the Raiders or Brewers. Out of work, Gary, myself, and other co-workers occasionally enjoyed end of the work week meals at either Perkins or Heckles. The food was never the best, but Gary always had great stories to tell. Heck, he even stopped in and visited during a family bowling outing I had organized and a softball tournament I was playing in, on my brother's team. Of course, Gary always fit right in and found something to do or someone to talk to. I'm going to miss you greatly bud. The night shift at Badger will never be the same without you.

    September 15 at 1:01am

  • Tara Newton Praying for your family. He was such a great guy.

    September 12 at 5:03pm

  • Marla I'm so sorry for your loss, Gary was one of a kind. Thinking of you all.

    September 12 at 3:45PM

  • Randy Soppeland What an honor to have known and worked with this man for so many years. Miss ya Gary and all our ribbbing over the years.

    You da man!

    September 12 at 3:12PM

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