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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Alvin "Butch" Lambert
August 3, 1945 - August 7, 2018

Residence: Williston, North Dakota

Alvin Ray Lambert, 73, of Williston died at home surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. Alvin was born August 3, 1945 in Minot, ND, the sixth child and first born son of Margaret (Hall) and Alvin Lambert. His nickname, Butch, was given to him by his sister Peggy. Butch graduated from Maxbass High School and the State School of Science in Wahpeton. He enlisted in the Army, serving for two years in Germany as a typist. Upon his discharge, he travelled with friends and then began his surveying career with Webster, Foster, and Westin, now Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson. He retired in 2012, and shortly thereafter was recruited by his wife to work as the food service delivery driver for Williston Public Schools. He remained employed with the Lunch Ladies as their number one man, until his illness forced him to retire.

Butch married Pamela Dosch on December 31, 1988 after an eight year courtship. Together they enjoyed vacationing with their children and attending their activities. Summer vacations often included trips to Clear Lake, Manitoba or riding Amtrak to Michigan and Wisconsin, and to Minnesota for hockey and baseball games. In recent years, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia along with camping trips to state parks and Fort Peck became favorite destinations.

Butch enjoyed riding his motorcycles, fishing, and his dachshunds - the love for which he shared with his children. His family lovingly referred to him as “Mr. Fix It’’ as he loved to fix (or just make improvements) to things around the house and in the school kitchens. When his first son was born, Butch arrived at the hospital with a tiny “Mr. Fix It” outfit for his baby boy. On his birthday this year, August 3, he completed his last project by teaching his wife and daughter how to clean the central air conditioner.

In his retirement he enjoyed bird watching, canning and pickling his garden produce, making delicious cheesecakes, chauffeuring his wife to her kayak adventures, and being Jay’s number one hockey fan.

Butch is survived by his loving wife, Pam; cherished children Margaret Paige, Steven Guy (Alyssa) and Jay Ian. Other loving family members include his sisters and many nieces and nephews.

We offer our deepest gratitude to Dr. Unnikrishnan and his team at Trinity Cancer Care Center in Minot and Kayla, Heidi, Melissa, and Nikki of the Leonard P Nelson Cancer Care Center in Williston. Maggie, Tonya, and Christine of CHI St. Alexius; and Carissa, Gladys, and Trina from Home Health and Hospice who offered comfort and care that guided and uplifted us as Butch journeyed to his heavenly home. A special thanks to our dear friend, Nancy, who comforted us with homemade sugar cookies and hugs each time we were in Minot.

Butch traveled a long and difficult road this past year and he did so with courage, patience, grace, humor, determination, and thankfulness. Every day, no matter how difficult, was a day to be celebrated. In his loving memory, we invite each of you to, every day, in some small way, celebrate Life.

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John and Lisa Stewart and family (Williston , ND)
Aug 7, 2018
Our sympathies to the entire Lambert family and all who loved Butch. Peace and blessings to all of you.
Shirley Fender (Lincoln, ND)
Aug 7, 2018
Pam and kids, I am so sorry to hear of Butch's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
LeAnn Olson (Williston, NORTH DAKOTA)
Aug 7, 2018
Pam and family, my heart breaks for you. Treasure your memories of Butch!
Wendy Johnson (Williston)
Aug 8, 2018
Pam, Paige, Steven, and Jay,
My heart grieves with you all and I pray that the Peace that passes all understanding is with you through the days and years ahead. Being neighbors for so many years, our kids grew up together and there are many fond memories of all of you.
Love,
Wendy
Dick Williams (Westhope, North Dakota)
Aug 8, 2018
Sammy Williams and Butch Lambert
My deepest sympathy to all of Butch's families. He was a good friend of My brother, Sammy, and I always think of him as he was then. Sammy and I were lucky to have known him.
Jeanne Knudsvig
Aug 8, 2018
Dear Pam & Family
My prayers & thoughts are with all of during this time. May you hold Butch's memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead...
Sincere Sympathy,
Jeanne
Deb and Jeff Roel
Aug 8, 2018
Pam and family - our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May your faith, family memories and the support and love of family and friends carry you and give you all strength.
C J and L T Sandvik (Williston, North Dakota)
Aug 8, 2018
Dear Pam, Paige, Steven and Jay,
We offer our sympathy, prayers and hugs at your great loss.Butch will be greatly missed by all. Cherish your memories until the Heavenly Reunion. AMEN
Pam Hoff
Aug 8, 2018
Dear Pam and family - My thoughts and prayers are with you! Precious memories will live on forever.
Kristy Hovde Gabrielson
Aug 9, 2018
Pam and family ....my deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family in the days ahead.
Rita and Danny Bodin (Williston, ND)
Aug 9, 2018
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Butch. May your faith in Eternal Life comfort and uphold you until you meet again.
Beverly, Serena, Sarah & Jon Christianson (Williston, ND)
Aug 9, 2018
Dear Pam & Family
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May you hold Butch's memories close to your hearts. So enjoyed working with him. He was always so kind. May the Good Lord help all of you through this heartbreaking time.
Brenda and Randy Gira (Williston )
Aug 9, 2018
So sad to hear about this. Butch was such a sweet person. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Pam.
Misti Cottam (Williston, ND)
Aug 9, 2018
Pam and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss! I pray that your faith and memories will help you through this difficult time!

Misti Cottam
Traci Peterson
Aug 9, 2018
Thoughts and Prayers Pam and Family,
Although I was pretty young, I have very fond memories of my board game days with Butch when you were our neighbors!
Gary & Netty Bjerke (Williston)
Aug 9, 2018
Pam, Paige, Steven & Jay ~ Butch was loved by all who knew him - he was the best example of a "really good man". We know he is in a much better place now (no worries ~ only joy!!) and yet still with us ~ in our hearts. Love & Prayers ~ Gary, Netty & family
Shannon Kruschwitz (Hilliard, FL)
Aug 9, 2018
Sorry for your loss. I am praying for you guys. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul. I enjoyed getting to know Butch from all of the times Pam talked about him. His deserts he sent to our Friday meetings and holiday parties were so delicuous. Praying for God to give you comfort and peace during this time. Much love.
Lanny & Linda Gabbert (Williston, ND)
Aug 9, 2018
May you find peace knowing he is in the comfort of our heavenly father.
Chris Glueckert
Aug 9, 2018
Pam, Paige, Steven and Jay,
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Treasure the memories and hold his love in your hearts.
Julie & Steve Treib (Williston, ND)
Aug 10, 2018
Our dearest Pam and family,
So saddened to hear about your loving hubby, and Dad, Butch! Hugs and comfort for all of you! He fought the fight and is a winner for all who knew him! Hold on to the many blessed memories you all experienced with him on Earth! Look forward to joining him in Eternal life! God bless you all!
Jeff & LuAnn Nelson (Williston, ND)
Aug 10, 2018
Our deepest sympathies for your family.
Pat & Kathy Streich (Ray, North Dakota)
Aug 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Wish I had got to know him better. Praying for you in this time of sorrow.
Vikki & Mark Osborn
Aug 11, 2018
Pam, Jay, and family:
Sending prayers to support you through this journey.
Duane and Kathy Binde (Williston, ND)
Aug 11, 2018
Pam and Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hold onto your treasured memories. God bless you. Shalom. Duane and Kathy
Rick Leach
Aug 13, 2018
My deepest sympathies on behalf the KLJ family. Butch was a wonderful man. Kind, gentle, with a great sense of humor. I enjoyed my time working with Butch over the years. Peace be with you all.
Jack Lindvig (Bismarck, ND)
Aug 13, 2018
Pam and Family, I was so sorry to read this morning of Butch's passing. I took a great deal away from the few years I worked with Butch back in the WFW days turning out the lights on the 70s/80s Williston Basin oil boom. A pair of Miniature Dachshunds usually filled out the 4 person crew. Ubu and Kink? They were always into something.

Great surveyor, great mentor and one of the nicest people I ever met.

Rest in Peace, Alvin Ray.
Jody Tofte (Williston, ND)
Aug 13, 2018
I started working with Butch at Webster Foston and Weston in 1979. What a sweet sweet man, and teacher to the profession. I always loved working with him! Unfortunately when I got married in 1980 the company would no longer allow us to work together, because I was married and he wasn't .I went in and told the boss my husband was OK with it but not allowed so the guy they put me with was a jerk. I've always repectected and thought the world of Butch. May He Rest In Peace! He was a great surveyor!


Darla Stevens (Bismarck, ND)
Aug 13, 2018
Pam and family. Sorry for your loss. Cherish all your memories.
Becky Clouse (Williston, North Dakota)
Aug 14, 2018
So sorry for your loss although I did not know Butch well I will always remember his call everyday..."Ahh the kitchen please." Hugs and prayers.
Kay (Stiller) Kalina (Spearfish, South Dakota)
Aug 14, 2018
Dear Pam and children, So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories!
Leon Brackey (Williston, ND)
Aug 14, 2018
My deepest sympathies to Butch's family. Over the past 15 years of my surveying career in the Williston area, I've been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to have met Butch, I did not know him well, but every now and again I'd have the chance to visit with him, usually at the State's Annual Seminar or Convention. I and every other surveyor that work in western North Dakota, are fortunate enough to have had such a great fellow surveyor come before us, to have left his mark in this area forever for the rest of us to follow. His work will continue to be found and used for many more generations of surveyors to come, he was a great surveyor, and may he Rest In Peace.
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