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Durwood "Woody" Lambrecht

Discussion in 'Tributes' started by M Kerkvliet, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

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    Durwood "Woody" Lambrecht
    1944 - 2018

    Durwood “Woody” William Lamprecht was born at home on March 30, 1944, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. He was the son of Hilco J. and Alvera (Kemnitz) Lamprecht. He is the brother of Carol Jean, John and Bruce. Woody was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He was raised in Holloway, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Appleton High School Class of 1962. Woody furthered his education at Willmar Vocational Tech for two years and received his degree in Automotive Mechanical Engineering.

    Woody entered active military service in the United States Army on October 19, 1967, in Benson, Minnesota, and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal and a Vietnam Campaign Medal. Woody received an Honorable Discharge on October 12, 1969, at the United States Army Personnel Center in Oakland, California, and achieved the rank of specialist (SP4). Upon separation from the Army he returned to Minnesota.

    On March 30, 1973, Woody was united in marriage to Doris Brunken in Brownton at Grace Lutheran Church and together they raised five children; Rex, Rhonda, Ronald, Ricky, and Jennifer. Woody and Doris resided in Brownton and shared 45 years of marriage.

    Along with his brother John, Woody opened the McLeod Nursery and Garden Center in Brownton where he fine-tuned his love of horticulture and apple trees. Woody was also employed at 3M in Hutchinson doing plant and grounds maintenance until he retired in 1996. Together with Doris, they opened The Bavarian Haus restaurant specializing in amazing German home cooking and "gemutlichkeit". Doris was the master Chef and Woody was the master Host and shot/snuff server who prided himself on knowing something unique about every one of the 50 plus beer brands they carried. Woody also worked for 5 years at Walmart in Hutchinson where he greeted everyone with a warm and welcoming smile. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, was a University of MN Master Gardner and collector of antiques. He always looked forward to the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, MN and attended it every year up until recently. He never missed an opportunity to see the "old 261" steam locomotive and delighted in hearing the whistle scream as she rolled by. Woody loved his family, his pets and a good chat with nice people. Woody was nice people.

    When Woody needed assistance with his daily care, he became a resident at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson on June 12, 2018. On August 1st he was placed in hospice care and passed away there on Monday, August 13, 2018, at the age of 74 years. Blessed be his memory.
     

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