Dr. Leland F. Lamberty, 76, of North Platte passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Great Plains Health in North Platte.
He was born to Earlyon John and Gladys (Havekost) Lamberty on October 24, 1943 at Tilden, NE. He grew up in Seward, NE where he graduated from Seward High School with the class of 1961. He attended UNL where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He then attended the Nebraska School of Medicine for his medical degree and performed his internship at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln.
Lee was united in marriage to Ann Steinheider on September 5, 1964 and to this union four children were born: Jennifer, Becky, Ryan and Garrod. Leland and Ann divorced in 1991. On August 4, 2007 he was united in marriage to Jody Lundvall.
He began his career in Holdrege, NE for a short period of time and later moved to North Platte in 1973 where he established Family Medical Associates. He was joined by Dr. Janet Bernard in 1985 where she worked until retirement. Recently, the practice joined with the Great Plains Health in January of 2019.
Lee loved music and played the trumpet in high school and college. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis and teaching his children the game growing up. He always looked forward to family get-togethers during the holidays and especially loved Christmas and the 4th of July. He always bought the largest Christmas tree and loved a huge display of fireworks on the 4th of July.
He was an avid car enthusiast. He enjoyed reading about cars, driving and looking at cars. Lee had a special interest in gas mileage. He appreciated trees, really loved his family and his work. He could frequently be seen dancing in the halls if a song he liked came on.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in North Platte where he served more than once as Council President. He was Chief of Staff at the hospital twice and enjoyed serving on various committees.
Lee is survived by his wife, Jody; daughters, Jennifer (Dave) Roth, Becky (Keith) Kempke; son, Garrod Lamberty; grandchildren, Zach(Jess) Roth, Kelsey Roth, Matt (Aleesha) Roth, Jamie Roth, Eli Kempke, Ruth Kempke, Gabby Lamberty and Lizzy Lamberty; one great grandson Sam Roth, After marrying Jody Lee added to the family, Misty (Robert) Durfee, Melony (Jared) O’Keefe, Myron Lundvall; , Ashlynn , Katie and Alyssa Durfee, Makenzie Lundvall, Keathen and Kasen O’Keefe; and his (adopted son), Brendon Curtis; brothers, Louis (Pat), Leonard (Ellie), Larry (Elaine) and Lynn (Rose) Lamberty.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Ryan Lamberty; niece, Kam Lamberty; and sister in law, GiGi Lamberty.
Lee had a phenomenal care at Great Plains Health, and the family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, therapists, and other support staff who made this care possible. A very special thanks to Dr. Eduardo Freitas, Dr. Renu Kadian, Dr. Jovanka Vuksanovic , and Dr. Guido Molina- Pallete for everything they did for Lee and his family. Great Plains Health is fortunate to have such great people on staff there.
A private family Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Visitation and book signing will be Friday, September 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, with family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The family requests bright clothing in honor of Lee’s love of bright colors. Masks will be required. Services will be held following all current health directives regarding Covid-19.
A memorial will be established in Lee’s name and memorials can be made to the family to be designated at a later date. The service will be streamed via Carpenter Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page for those that cannot attend. Online condolences and sharing of memories can be made at www.carpentermemoiral.com.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.