Dr. Donald F. Lamb

October 17, 1934 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 86)

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Dr. Donald F. Lamb, of Moorhead, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at English Valley Care Center in North English, Iowa.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 26, 2021 at the Moorhead Christian Church, Moorhead, Iowa with Dwight Masters officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Don was born to Arthur T. and Rowena (Adams) Lamb on October 17, 1934 (his mother's 30th birthday) in Moorhead, Iowa. He attended eight different country schools then high school at Moorhead graduating in 1953. His college years were at Colorado College, Kansas State University and Iowa State University where he received the DVM degree in 1959. He married Patricia Eno that same year. He practiced as a large animal veterinarian in rural Baxter, Iowa, for seven years then rural Sioux City until his retirement to the farm in 1989. He farmed with Leland Lantz and his son Loren for nearly 50 years.

Don was an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, people person, and man of deep faith. He made a commitment to Christ as a teen and followed with a life of faithful worship, and church involvement. He taught Sunday school wherever he attended for over 40 years and was also active in Gideons. His family was also of great importance to him. He made up parables to teach his own children and then retold them to the grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; daughter, Diane (Darrel) Hershberger; son, Donald T. (Colby) Lamb; daughter, Karen (David) Meyerholz; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Arthur and Rowena (Adams) Lamb; and sister, Roma Vaverka.

Memorials may be directed to the Gideons and the Christian Veterinary Mission.

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Memorial Service
July 26, 2021

2:00 PM
Moorhead Christian Church
407 Oak Street
Moorhead, IA 51558

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