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Racine Horlick Alumni 1965

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Greg Lamb
Gregory Dean Lamb, passed away on January 15, 2016 at the age of 69 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born December 22, 1946 in Racine, Wisconsin to Carroll and Shirley Lamb.

Greg graduated from William Horlick High School in 1965 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He served in the Navy Reserves. He married Eleanor Julius in 1967 and in 1969 had a son, Gary.

Greg started his love of auto sales and financing at Kovach Motors in Racine where he worked his way up to become the Vice President. He later worked at Ernie Von Schledorn in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and Palmen Motors in Racine.

While still living in Racine, he was married to Patricia Aubart for many years. In 1987, Greg moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and continued his career in auto sales and financing at Pride Dodge followed by USA Motors. He also worked at many Findlay dealerships including Findlay Oldsmobile, Saturn of West Sahara, and Findlay Toyota.

Greg married Norma Laws in 1998 and immediately gained another son, Russell Laws, and a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Manny Rapp; six grandchildren, Bailey and Jordan Laws, and Stephanie, Matthew and Ryan Rapp; and Stacy Galligan; and four great-grandchildren.

In the early 2000s, he advanced his career in the auto sales and financing business by opening Cleveland Phelps Auto and Auto Depot.

At the time of his death, Greg was a finance consultant for several local auto dealerships and finance companies. People in the auto industry said he was a dying breed.

During his long career, Greg was a wonderful role model and mentor to people in the industry and developed strong friendships with the people he worked with. He was known for having a big heart and was generous to all the people who came into his life.

Growing up in Racine, Greg not only loved playing Little League baseball and basketball, but he loved watching all sports. He also enjoyed fishing and duck hunting. His lifelong passion of golf started when his father put a club in his hand at the age of two. He was his father’s caddy when he was 14. Greg and his golf buddies took many golf trips together to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He won many golf trophies and had six hole-in-ones. His skill level rivaled that of a Senior Pro Golfer. For relaxation, Greg loved to read a good book, play pool, and swim. His favorite hangout was at a Station Casino where he could be found at a video poker machine. However, out of town friends and family could get him to the craps table. Greg loved all animals and could never turn away a stray.

Greg is survived by his parents, Carroll and Shirley Lamb; his sisters, Carol (Mike) Resar and Peggy (Randy) Larson; his son Gary and daughter-in-law Laura Lamb. Grandchildren Ashley Lamb, Abraham Guerrero, Laura Vanessa Webb; great-grandchildren Jonathan and Lyla Webb and Abigail Guerrero; nieces Jessica Aguirre, Erica Rangel, Monica Zabel, Amy (Brian) Lambe, and Katie (Mark) Durig; nephew Mikey (Susan) Resar. He was a loving godfather to Katie, Erica and Mikey.