Rodger Adhemar Lambert

By on August 27, 2014
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Rodger Adhemar Lambert, 73, of Sugar Grove, died Friday, Aug 22, 2014, as the result of a single-vehicle accident. A medical issue may have been the cause of the crash.

Lambert, the middle in the family of six children, was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Bourbonnais, Ill., to Adhemar and Melena (nee Lambert) Lambert. He graduated from St. Pat’s High School in Bourbonnais.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1960 to 1963. During his service he spent considerable time in Germany and Europe while learning the design draftsman’s engineering trade. Rodger spent 40 years designing roads, sewers and infrastructure, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

After retirement, Rodger followed his dreams and passions by operating his own business in Sugar Grove, “Lambert Remodelers/ Builders.” Rodger also had many interests in life, including working, creating, building, remodeling, fishing, golf and his family.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Genevieve ( Ginger) Lambert; a daughter, Suzanne (Kevin) Duck of Batavia, and their children, Cassie and Natalie; a son, Brannon Lambert and his longtime significant other, Dawn Marsillo, of Chicago; a daughter, Andrea (Grant) Thayer of Rochester, Minn., and their children, Jack, Peter and Eli; three brothers, Robert of Joliet, Ron and his wife, Grace, of South Carolina, and Bryan and his wife, Joanne, of Bourbonnais; as well as many extended family and friends.

Rodger was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Theresa; and a brother, David.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove with an open time of sharing memories at 8 p.m. followed by the Rosary.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m on Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 8S055 Dugan Road, Sugar Grove, with visitation from 9:30 to 10 a.m., prior to the Mass. Fr. Bob Jones will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery. A funeral luncheon will follow the interment.

For further information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit to leave an online condolence.