A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials in Jim’s name (please make checks payable to Zita Lambert) may be left at or mailed to the Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 1115 E. 19th St. N., Newton, IA 50208. Please put attention Lambert Family on the envelope.
James “Jim” Nelson Lambert, the son of Nelson and Lena Mae Bailey Lambert was born on January 5, 1952 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was a graduate of Monroe High School in 1971.
On June 21, 1986, Jim was united in marriage with Zita A. Gregan in Newton, Iowa. He was a painter at the Maytag Company in Newton for 30+ years, retiring in 2000. Jim loved being with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards and games.
On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Jim died at the UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center Des Moines. He was 70. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Zachariah Lambert; daughter, Kelsie Zita Lambert Auffert; and brother, Mike Lambert.
Those left to honor Jim’s memory are his wife, Zita Lambert of Kellogg; children, Jacob Lambert of Des Moines, Stacie (Dustin) Hargrave of Oskaloosa and Brandie Sitton of Greencastle, Indiana; son-in-law, Brett Auffert of Newton; his grandchildren, Aubrie, Lexie, Brittany, Mackenzie, Jacob, Bethany, Tyler, Dax, Parker, Jacob, Jr., JaCobe, Christopher, Christine, Morgan and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Raelyn, Brennley, Kayson and Lincoln; and his siblings, Janice (Bob) Leinen of North English, Linda (Dave) Donahue of Monroe and Joseph Lambert of Illinois.