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Selma Martha Lambert

Selma Martha Lambert, age 95 of Howard Lake, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Care Center.

Selma was born March 7, 1906, in Albion Township, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Marohn) Lambert. She was the youngest of 10 children.

On April 1, 1906, Selma was baptized into the Christian faith at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville Township, by the Rev. William Meyer; and confirmed in her faith at the same church by the Rev. Albert Streufert May 4, 1919.

Selma graduated from Howard Lake High School and worked for many years as a clerical worker.

She always had time for her family and spent weekends caring for her aging mother after her father's death.

In 1971, Selma retired from her banking job in Minneapolis, and returned to Howard Lake.

She enjoyed gardening, and raised vegetables and berries, in addition to always having a yard full of flowers. Traveling on group tours were some of Selma's favorite vacations.

At the time of her death, Selma had reached the age of 95 years and 17 days.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary Lambert; two brothers, Robert and Edward; and seven sisters: Augusta, Ida, Annie, Tillie, Clara, Adela, and Agnes.

Selma is survived by many nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 29, at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, with the Revs. Martin Schoenfeld and Michael Nirva officiating. Special music was provided by the St. James Ladies Choir with Nancy Butterfass serving as organist. Interment was at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandnephews: Jerry Jensen, Jimmy Lambert, David Doering, Tim Doering, Mark Lambert, Gene Lambert, Randy Jensen, and Bryan Jensen.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

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