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Dennis W. Lamberson

Dennis W. Lamberson


Dennis W. Lamberson, 62, of Brainerd.

Dennis was born July 24, 1950, in Oxnard, Calif. He is preceded in death by his sister, Linda Lamberson-Cook.

He will be forever missed by his mother, Marion (Clay) Stone; father, Leo and Gloria Lamberson; partner, David Wilson; his dogs, Samson, Sadie and Chloe; and cat, Betty.

Dennis was a director, designer and published playwright. He designed and/or directed more than 400 productions for regional and educational theatres throughout the United States. He had been on the faculty at CLC since 1987, where he taught costume design, creative drama, children’s theatre and theatre for a diverse population. For his work with the Theatre for A Diverse Population program he received the 2002 VSA Minnesota Jaehny Award for promoting the creative power of populations with disabilities and the 2005 International Leadership Award from the Chair Academy. He was a 2006 member of the Oxford Round Table, Oxford, England.

A Celebration of Life for Dennis Lamberson will be Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College. The curtain will rise at 4:30 p.m. House opens at 4 p.m. Please wear bright colors in celebration.

Immediately following, a potluck will be held in the college cafeteria and the theme will be Hot Dish Holiday. Hot dishes, jello and bars are welcome. Everyone is welcome to join us for food and reflection.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to these foundations: HART Animal Rescue (, Womens Center of Mid-Minnesota (, or CLC Foundation Daycare.

Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral and Cremation Care Brainerd.