Edward 'Ed' Lambin


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Posted Online: Feb. 08, 2013, 7:04 pm
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Edward V. "Ed" Lambin, 84, of Geneseo, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island Emergency Room.
Funeral services celebrating Ed's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. David Esche will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, where military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post 5083. Visitation for Ed will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Edward Lambin Memorial Fund and will be distributed amongst several local charities.
Ed was born Jan. 29, 1929, in Melcher, Iowa, the son of Jules and Zelia Herndon Lambin. He was a graduate of Alpha High school and was united in marriage to Donna L. Hanmer Dec. 31, 1950, in Coal Valley.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. In 1955, Ed started the Lambin Jewelry Store in Geneseo, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1997. Ed also drove a school bus for Pinks Bus Service in Geneseo for 45 years.
Ed was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Geneseo, where he was an elder. He belonged to Geneseo Moose Lodge 990, the Iowa-Illinois Treasure Hunters and was a board member of the Geneseo Marriage and Counseling Service. He enjoyed metal detecting, as well as hunting, fishing, camping and collecting coins. Ed was a Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Toni (Rick) Quayle, Geneseo, and Kelli (Jim) Williams, Geneseo; two sons, Bob Lambin and Ron Lambin, both of Geneseo; eight grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Susie (Charles "Coke") Carlson, Rio; and a brother, Alfred (Joanne) Lambin, Galva.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his first grandchild, Maice Quayle; two brothers; and a sister.
Share a message of sympathy with Ed's family at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.












 



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