William Lambrecht


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Posted Online: April 12, 2014, 6:16 pm
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William C. "Bill" Lambrecht, 78, of Moline, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Moline.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenveiw Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Bill was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Rock Island, son of Achiel and Agnus Vontomme Lambrecht. He married Ruth M. Lindberg on May 3, 1958, in Rock Island. He was happily married to her for 49 years. She preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2007. He married Joyce Austin on March 13, 2010, in Milan.
Bill was a US Navy veteran. He graduated from Rock Island High School.
Bill was a salesman, and his craft took him to many places and gave him the ability to start his own company. He formed LAMCO Slings and Rigging Inc. in 1971 and was the only employee for the first couple of years. Selling was his passion. As the saying goes, he could sell ice cream to an Eskimo. Everything he did in life revolved around LAMCO. LAMCO moved three times during the last 43 years because of Bill's hard work. Their sales kept them growing out of each facility. They moved to their current location in 1995. Bill was very proud of the facility he created in Moline for LAMCO. At one time, LAMCO had more than 43 employees. Bill retired in 2006. He worked to the age of 70 because of his love for LAMCO and because he enjoyed "the game," as he called it.
Bill had a few hobbies. His most gifted hobby would be playing cards. Games like euchre, bridge and poker were his favorites. He was a very skilled player, and his later years revolved around this hobby. He played golf for more than 50 years and had to give it up because of shoulder problems. His playing partners always said, "He can't hit it far enough to get in trouble." That phrase stuck to him for 40 years. He also loved to go on the boats. He didn't enjoy losing, so he only played the games that he could control.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; sons, Michael Lambrecht, Moline, Brian (Lisa) Lambrecht, East Moline, and Charles (Chris) Lambrecht, East Moline; stepchildren, Jeannie Porter, Biloxi, Miss., Dan (Sherry) Austin, Cross Timbers, Mo., and Lori (Joe) Sedlock, Sherrard; grandchildren, Amanda, Jared, William, Breanna and Brandyn; numerous stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Richard (Bonnie) Lambrecht, Dallas, Texas.
Condolences may be left at RaffertyFunerals.com.












 




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1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
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