Janet and Thomas Lambert Obituary

Janet and Thomas  Lambert
Janet and Thomas Lambert

December 18, 2013
Resided in Naperville, IL


Thomas B. Lambert, 57, and Janet W. Lambert, 56, of Naperville, IL passed away suddenly on December 18, 2013. Tom was born June 9, 1956 in Madison, WI, the son of John B. Lambert and the late Jean B. Lambert. He is survived by his father, stepmother Marlene Lambert, siblings Bill Lambert, Stephanie Lambert, Patti Carhoff, Cathy Reece, Karen Lambert, nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Jan was born January 15, 1957. She was the daughter of the late John H. and Celia K. Wesle, and was raised in Normal, IL. Jan is survived by her stepmother Thelma Wesle, sisters Marguerite Franklin and Maria Brantmeier, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Tom and Jan were married in 1982 in Minneapolis, MN. Tom graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and continued studies in Social Work and Psychology, receiving his doctoral degree in Psychology in 1995 from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Tom had a thriving clinical practice until October, 2012, when he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Tom was an avid runner and enjoyed gardening, painting, visiting with members of his church men's group, and spending time with family and friends.

Jan graduated from Carlton College, also in Northfield, MN, with a degree in Art History. She worked for museums, an advertising agency and a cable TV company; was active in choir and volunteered with various charitable organizations. At age 28 she lost her sight as a result of a brain tumor. She maintained her cheerful personality and enjoyed playing the piano and singing.

A memorial service to celebrate the lives of Tom and Jan will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield Rd, Chicago, IL (corner of Fulton and Mayfield).

In lieu of flowers, the families suggest contributions be made in their names to:
The University of Chicago Brain Tumor Center
c/o Jean Arzbaecher APN
5841 S. Maryland
m/c 2030
Chicago, IL 60637


The Naperville Fire Department,
ATTN: Chief Puknaitis,
1380 Aurora Ave,
Naperville, IL 60540




Memorial Service
Third Unitarian Church
301 N. Mayfield Rd.
Chicago, IL 60644
Saturday, January 25, 2014
2:00 PM
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