Gene E. Lamberton, age 81, of Ashland, WI, passed away Sunday, Oct 3, 2010, at his residence. Gene was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Racine, WI, the son of Lee and Anna (Thurmann) Lamberton. He attended schools in Racine. On Aug. 29, 1953 he was united in marriage to Mary Alice Allen in Racine. He served four years in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan and the Korean Conflict. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1986. He and Mary Alice moved to Waupaca, WI in 1989 and to Ashland, WI in 2001. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Alice, of Ashland; daughters, Jane (Scott) Warren of Ashland and Nora (Dennis) Schumacher of Waukesha, WI; four grandchildren, Alisa (Grant) Kolwitz, Jenna Warren, Taylor and Sam Schumacher; two sisters, Jeanette (William) Moebius and Patricia Schroeder all of Racine, WI; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William. A Memorial Service for Gene will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 at the Mountain Funeral Home in Ashland with Dr. Darrel M. Robertson officiating. Military honors under the auspices of the United Chequamegon Area Veterans will immediately follow the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home in Ashland and continue until the hour of service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Mountain Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ashland and Mellen, WI. Online condolences for Gene’s family may be left at the funeral home’s web site, www.MountainFuneralHomes.com.