Lydia (Miller) Lackman , was born to Eva Katherine and David Miller in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 31, 1908, and died Sept. 26, 2003. When she was two years old, her family moved west of Billings, where Lydia was raised on a farm. She attended Elder Grove School. Lydia married Jacob Lackman on Dec. 25, 1926. They lived on the family farm on 56th and Central until Jacob's retirement in the 1950s. They raised three children, Esther, William and Betty. Jacob preceded Lydia in death in 1959.
Lydia lived independently for 94 years; 44 years without the love of her life. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Reform Church; she was a member of the Ladies Aid and AHSGR. Her interests included bowling, gardening, German cooking, traveling, and especially knitting, crocheting and quilting. Lydia thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren.
Her parents; her brothers, David, Saunder, and baby, Victor; her sister, Amelia Bangert; daughter, Esther Lambrecht; and her granddaughter, Deborah (Lambrecht) Davis preceded her in death.
Her children, William (Marge) Lackman, and Betty Nessan; sister, Clara Lackman; sister-in-law, Margaret Miller; 15 grandchildren, Larry Lambrecht, Audrey (Pierce) Seeley, Ed Lambrecht, Tamara (Dewey) Weddle, Jacob (Terri) Lambrecht, Barbara (Ed) Argo, Peter Lambrecht, Paul Lambrecht, Steven (Pam) Lackman, Daniel (Valerie) Lackman, Doug (Sarah) Nessan, Jack (Eileen) Nessan, Carrie (Ivin) Holmen, Tim (Mary) Nessan, Laura (Ellis) Murdock; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren, survive Lydia.
God saw that she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So he put His arms around her,
And whispered, "Come with me."
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With tearful eyes we watched her suffer,
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best —Author Unknown
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary with interment in Mountview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
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