Odester Lambert, 102, passed away peacefully at his residence Jan. 9, 2017.  He was born in Marianna, AR, Dec. 7, 1914 son of the late Oscar and Anna (Nee: Perry) Lambert.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his son, Dontai Lambert; daughter, Deidra Spearman; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Earlean Lambert.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, 803 Main St. Interment with full military honors will follow at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Dover.

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