My father, Arthur A Lampert (4 August 1912 to 13 December 1999 and Lauren David Lampert were second cousins.-

Lauren David "Bud" Lampert

Bud Lampert was born July 26, 1918 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the second of two children of Benjamin Mathias and Stella Johnson Lampert. Bud's father, an auto mechanic and electric company owner and grantee of several different patents, died when Bud was five and to support the family his mother Stella returned to teaching. An active Boy Scout at the Presbyterian Church. Bud attended public schools in Lincoln and often spent summers working on his uncles ranches, harvesting hay by horse and herding cattle in western Nebraska where Bud's grandfather was an original settler and from whom he inherited his strong Norwegian stock. Bud graduated from Lincoln High School in 1936. As an undergraduate Bud attended the Univ of NE where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, the Pershing Rifles and Cornhusker Yearbook staff.

Also an ROTC member, Bud was commissioned a 2nd Lt. Field Artilery, Army. To pay for his studies he clerked for the Iowa-Nebraska Light and Power Company. In 1939 he graduated with a BS, Business Administration after which he and his sister, Margaret Lucile, sailed to Europe for a summer bicycling trip. Upon returning to Lincoln, Bud entered law school, again at the Univ of NE, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi fraternity. He graduated in 1942 when his Army Reserves commission was activated.

As a U.S. Army Artillery Officer 3rd infantry division, Bud served as Captain and Battery Commander during World War II from 1942 - 1945. A verteran of the North Africa, Sicilian and Italian campaign, Bud was awarded a purple heart for wounds in Santa Agata, Sicily; the Silver Star for galantry in action at San Stefano,Sardinia; and a campaign ribbon signifying participation in invasions of Algeria, French Morocco, Tunsia, Sicily and Italy.

Bud left active service at Ft. Hood, Tx as Captain in 1945 but continued his service in the Army Reserves retiring as LtCol. He continued after retirement through 2013 to participate in the "Laying of the Wreath" at Arlington National Cemetary.

In December 1945 Bud met Sidney Ann Gardner, also of Lincoln, NE and graduate of the Univ of NE, and July 3rd they were married in the Lady Chapel Church of St Mary the Virgin, New York City.

Bud became licensed as a CPA in 1948 when he began his 33 year civil service career as an IRS Treasury Agent in Scotts Bluff, NE. Bud also worked in private industry as public accountant and tax counsel in Salt Lake City, UT and Idaho Falls, ID. He then returned to civil service in Panama, finally retiring in 1977 from the Dept of Defense, Defense Contract Administration Headquarters in Alexendria,VA.

Always a travel enthusiast, after retirement he and Sidney Ann continued to travel the world. Other interests inclused golf, bridge and dance but, most passionately, "repair" of everything, ranging from home and cars to watches and radios.

Throughout his life, Bud actively served his Church and community. He was a memger of the vestry, treasurer and superintendent of Sunday School, Episcopal Church; organizer and block captain of the local neighborhood; an AARP tax aide for fifteen year, and member of chair of the Finance Committe, Greensprings Village Retirement Community.

Bud is survived by his daughter, Ann;, son Peter and daughter-in-law Alison; three grandchildren, Ben, Natalie and Katrina; and his nephew, Matt Spence and niece, Laurie Reeves. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sidney Ann in 1993; and his sister Margaret Hupfel in 1999.