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Lois Marie Lambert, 87, of Dayton, Iowa, passed on into the arms of her heavenly Father, Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2015, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Lanyon, Iowa. Pastor Marc Murchison will officiate. Burial will be at the Lost Grove Cemetery near Harcourt, Iowa. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. For online obituaries & condolences please visit:

Lois Marie Olson was born on August 11, 1928, to Floyd and Tina (Skoglund) Olson. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1945, and continued attending her class reunions until 2015. She was united in marriage to Harold Lambert on December 21, 1945. The couple established their home and engaged in farming northwest of Dayton for over 60 years.

Lois was a stay at home mom for many years. She was committed to assist with the farm work and do all the bookkeeping for the farm operation. However, her main priority was nurturing and development of her four precious children. She gave birth to twins, (Bill and Bruce), son Brian, and daughter Sandi. She dedicated her life to the support and encouragement of her children, 13 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren.

She was an active member of the Lanyon Covenant Church for many years. She belonged to the Covenant Women, led many neighborhood bible studies, and opened her home to Joy Clubs in the summer. Lois valued her family above all else and entertained with many dinners, picnics, and family reunions. She organized many fundraisers and assisted many non-profit organizations with her finances. She generously gave sums of money to great grandchildren so that they could attend summer bible camps. Lois loved to knit and made many afghans for all the members of her family. She enjoyed reading, listening to Christian radio, watching sports on T.V. and visiting with friends and family. Years ago, her greatest joy was in helping others by delivering a casserole, baking rye bread, sending cards and letters, or making a phone call. She was a wonderful role model for all. She had many others call her "grandma", claiming her as a profound, significant influence in their lives. She was so interested in the lives of others, always encouraging those around her to find Jesus Christ for a born again experience. She was bold in her faith and steady in her commitment to Christ. She will be missed by very many people.

Survivors include her children; Bruce (Joan) Lambert of Dayton, Iowa, Brian (Kathy) Lambert of Dayton, Iowa, and Sandi (Steve) Ward of Ames, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Cari Lambert of Dayton, Iowa; three sisters, Mavis (Phil) Presler of California, Marilyn (Chet) Cole of Texas, and Janet (Greg) Crew of Oregon; she was loved and cherished by thirteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold Lambert on May 18, 2011, and one son, Bill Lambert in 2010.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.