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William "Bill" E. Lamb

November 25, 1931 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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William "Bill" Lamb Life Story

The family of William E. “Bill” Lamb is sad to announce his passing on Thursday evening, March 9, 2023 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by love and family. Bill was 91. He was born on November 25, 1931 in Elkhart to the late William H. Lamb and Mary Kathryn (Lenzo) Lamb. In addition to his parents, a sister Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Lamb preceded him in death.

Bill graduated from Elkhart High School in 1950, and graduated from St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, IN. He heard the call of duty and served in the United States Army from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1957.

Bill was the well known and loved owner of the Bulldog Restaurant & Bar, at Bulldog Crossing for over 36 years. He formerly worked at Patrick Industries and Richardson Mobile Homes.

Bill was a man of great faith and a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Bristol  and a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved all sports especially the Chicago Cubs, Notre Dame and Green Bay Packers. Bill also enjoyed supporting and volunteering with the Special Olympics, helping with the local track and field events. Not only was he a great guy and friend to many, but he also loved to cook and BBQ and was known for his famous linguine and clams dish.

Bill is survived by his wife of 36 years Sue Lamb, his children, Susie (Gary) Tucker, and Cathy (Jorge Bremer) Bremer; Sue’s children, Jeff (Mari) Weiss and Jay Weiss; his brother Chuck (Betty) Lamb; four grandchildren, Madison and Talia Weiss, Kristin (Bill) Boon and Kari (Brandon) Caudill; and special nieces and nephews, Diane (Nick) Burakow, Joe (Nancy) Spencer, Charlie (Susie) Lamb, Julie (Charles) Hunt; extended family and friends.

Friends may visit with Bill's family from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Billings Funeral Home. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with an additional 1 hour of visitation on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church. Rev. Robert “Bob” VanKempen will officiate. Military honors will be rendered following the mass by the United States Army Funeral Honor Guard, Elkhart Veterans Honor Guard, and Indiana Patriot Guard. Burial will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery. Elkhart.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggest memorial donations be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Arrangements for Bill are under the care of Billings Funeral Home, where online condolences may be made to the family at

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March 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

March 16, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
411 West Vistula St.
Bristol, Indiana 46507

Mass of Christian Burial with Military Honors following
March 16, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
411 West Vistula St.
Bristol, Indiana 46507

Burial Immediately Following
March 16, 2023

St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery
1529 S. Nappanee St. (Corner of Indiana Ave. and SR 19)
Elkhart, IN 46516


St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
P.O.Box 245, Bristol IN 46507
Tel: 1-574-848-4305


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