Norman Elmer Lamberg

ARLINGTON, Va. — Norman Elmer Lamberg passed away on Jan. 6, 2019, in Arlington, Va., of cancer. He was 83. Norman was born on June 19, 1935, son of Elmer Lamberg and Esther (Brodine) Lamberg. He graduated from Gladstone High School in 1953, joined and was a member of the U.S. Army based in Chicago for two years, and then attended Michigan State University, earning an associate’s degree in horticulture.

Norman worked for Ball Seed Company for decades as a salesman in Virginia and the Carolinas, earning notable recognition as a top salesman and an expert horticulturist. Throughout his life, Norman was a caring philanthropist, donating his time, talent, and money to his church and to his favorite charities, including charities in Africa, Doctors Without Borders, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

Norman enjoyed spending time in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the family camp, canoeing, fishing, picking blueberries, cooking, playing cards, and spending time with his family. His hearty laugh, generosity, work ethic, humanity and humility highlight his legacy to his family and to society. He was very proud of his Swedish ancestry and taught the next generation about their heritage. The world was better with Norman in it, and he will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Norman is survived by his sister, Marian (Richard) Feehan; his brother, Roger (Donna) Lamberg; his brother, Jeff Lamberg; his longtime friend, Mel Haas; and his 10 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Elmer Lamberg (1993) and Esther Lamberg (2001).

The family plans a private memorial later this year in Gladstone, to honor his life and legacy. Memorials may be sent to AFAC at