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Conrad "Doug" Lambertsen

November 5, 1947 — May 8, 2021

Conrad Douglas Lambertsen was born on November 5, 1947, to Orvis and Lois (Conrad) Lambertsen in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from Harlan High School with the class of 1965. Following high school, he voluntarily enlisted in the United States Army on December 1, 1966, and honorably served his country until November of 1972. He toured Vietnam for one year and seven months. Doug traveled the United States and lived many different places following his military service and eventually made his home in Shelby County, Iowa. Dougie was united in marriage to Carol Briggle on April 15, 1995, at the United Christian Church in Harlan, Iowa.

Doug enjoyed working on old cars. He loved artwork, especially airbrush painting. Listening to music, especially the Beatles was one of his favorite pastimes. Doug spent time in a band and played the drums and the piano. Fishing, camping, cooking and mowing his yard were some activities he enjoyed. He was an avid story-writer and loved Busch Light. Doug was proud of his military service and he loved his country. Above all, he cherished spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Doug passed away at his home on May 8, 2021, at the age of 73 years, five months and 27 days.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents and his uncle, Dale Lambertsen. He is survived by his wife, Carol Lambertsen of Blanchard, Iowa; children, Mike (Jodi) Lambertsen of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Melissa (Aaron) Stoltz Shambaugh, Iowa; step-children, Todd (Christine) Briggle of Schleswig, Iowa, Amy (Keith) Christie of Council Bluffs, Carmen (Lance) Jackson of Glenwood, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cheryl (Terry) Nelson of Surprise, Arizona and Beth (Walt) Olsen of Bellevue, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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