Jack Eugene Lambrecht, 77, of Kirksville, Mo., Travis-Noe Funeral Home
Travis-Noe Funeral Home
1008 W. Potter Ave
Kirksville MO 63501
Jack Eugene Lambrecht
1940 - 2018
Jack Eugene Lambrecht, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, hit the road again Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home. Jack leaves behind his beloved wife of 25 years, Connie Sue Lambrecht, six children: Mary Martha (Mimi) Lambrecht, Kenneth Lambrecht, Damon Anderson, Amber Palumbo, Sabrina Lambrecht and Kim Nieters. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren; Mindy Hopper, Daniel Howe, Dylan Howe, Dalton Howe, Pierce Stover, Britton Stover, Augustus Anderson, Amanda Anderson, Henieigh Nieters and Camden Nieters, as well as son-in-law, Greg Nieters, and daughter-in-law, Melissa Lambrecht. He also leaves behind his furry and loyal companions Monique and Jewel. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; Eugene and Marie Lambrecht, son, Dalton Lambrecht, and brother Kenneth Lambrecht.
Jack was born in Kansas City, MO on March 29, 1940 to Eugene and Marie Lambrecht. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1957 and attended Park College where he received a Bachelor's in Business and Economics in 1975. Jack was a pilot in the Army and National Guard from 1963-2002 where he served one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He received a National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Master Army Aviator Badge, Vietnam Service Medal (2 Bronze Stars), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, 31 Air Medals with 'V' Device, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, 3 Overseas Service Bars, Meritorious Service Medal, and a Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Jack was proud of his time as Executive Director of Rural Advocates for Independent Living (R.A.I.L.) in Kirksville, MO from 1997 to 2004 and often traveled to Jefferson City to advocate for individuals with disabilities. Jack also served on the Board of Directors for 10 years there after. Jack's compassion and dedication to his family, friends, and anyone he came into contact with is testament to the kind of man that he was.
Jack had many loves, one of which was flying in the Army and for the Kirksville Sheriff's Department. He also loved running, fishing, woodworking, playing tennis, playing cards, music, and traveling. Jack also loved collecting various currencies and stamps. His love of reading and learning was a product of his unwavering curiosity and zest for life.
Visitation will be held at Travis-Noe Funeral Home on Saturday, March 3, 2018 starting at noon and will be followed by a funeral service with military honors at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Aaron Rogers officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to DAV 48 and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.