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Wilber Earl Lamb

March 27, 1924 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 96)


 Age 96, of Norvell Township, passed away at his home 28 Sept 2020.  He was born 27 March 1924 in Kenton OH, was a long-time crop and sheep farmer in Norvell Township, retiring from Tecumseh Products as Journeyman Industrial Electrician.  Upon his and Doris' graduation from Manchester High School in 1942, he worked at Ypsilanti Bomber Plant, was drafted into Army Air Corp, then married Doris M. Parr on 30 Nov 1946, in Manchester.  She survives (his last word was "Doris"), along with their children Louise Powell of Jackson, David Lamb of Norvell Township, and Ellen Lamb of Grand Ledge; grandchildren Anne (Scott) Suchecki, James A. (Keri) Rowley, Sarah Powell, Nicholas (Claire) Powell, Christan Stoolmaker; great-grandchildren Logan, Andrew, Brett, and Shane Stahl, Madison and Kaitlyn Rowley, Audi and Averi Powell; nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents Earl G. and Lydia (Moore) Lamb; grandparents Marion and Laura "Emma" (Smith) Lamb, Albert "Allie" and Caroline (Amsler) Moore, all of Hardin County OH; siblings Thelma Montgomery, Juanita Fink, infant Orville Lamb, and fraternal twin Walter Lamb, Sr.  Having grown up working his father's muck farms, he maintained a large vegetable garden until a couple years' ago, sharing the bounty with friends and family. "Wib" enjoyed deer, fox, pheasant, and 'coon hunting, harness racing, picking huckleberries and nuts, writing his name and riding his bicycle BACKWARDS, teaching his grandchildren geography, cranking homemade ice cream with their strawberries for family reunions (being left-handed, he once cranked in the wrong direction for four hours) and, with Doris, they drove, traveled, and cruised throughout North America and Europe, wintering in Arcadia FL for 30 years. With deep gratitude, we acknowledge the expert care provided by everyone at Great Lakes / Elara Home Health and Hospice programs. Cremated burial will be in Norvell Township Cemetery. Due to COVID conditions, a gathering may be planned at a later date.

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