User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


40° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Winter weather returns early this week.  Storm Center Update

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Remembering Lambrecht's Love Of Technology

December 12, 2011, 4:59 PM by David Brown

Remembering Lambrecht's Love Of Technology
Joshua Lambrecht and family

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Friends and family are remembering the four men killed in Friday's Sioux Falls plane crash, including the youngest victim, 30-year-old Joshua Lambrecht.

Djamel Khali Worked with Lambrecht for three and a half years and says his passion and vision for technology was clear from day one. Lambrecht worked on GPS technology at Dakota Fluid Power, but also developed the software to help the city of Sioux Falls assess its winter weather options.

"Josh was a shining star," Khali said.

Khali worked with Lambrecht and says he was known as a software guru who loved to see technology come together.

"Any software he did was well thought out and he did his best," Khali said.

Khali says Lambrecht worked primarily with GPS data, but his most influential work will be felt later this winter. Lambrecht designed the technology used to work the Sioux Falls snow gates.

"He ran the operation of the snow gate to move up and down," Khali said. "But more importantly, he utilized his software to report back to the city and show utilization.  When it was working, when it wasn't working and give them reports."

The city of Sioux Falls will test snow gates for the second straight year this winter in different areas around town. Khali says the city's test parameters wouldn't have been possible without Lambrecht.

"Josh invented the concept, invented the program," Khali said. "It was all Josh."

But despite all of his work on GPS and snow removal systems, Khali says the fact Lambrecht was on his way to a LEGO League competition in Rapid City shows his true dedication to spreading his love of technology.

"Josh was a self-taught programmer," Khali said. "He loved technology, loved to see how things worked and loved to share every aspect of technology."

Lambrecht leaves behind a wife and her two children. Visitation is this Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m. at George Boom Funeral Home. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Ramkota Exhibit Hall.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Dominic Fischer Found Dead During Search

12/17/2014 12:07 PM

Searchers discovered the body of Dominic Fischer in a field on Wednesday.

Full Story
Alexis Vanbochove Has Passed Away

12/17/2014 10:47 AM

According to her family, 4-year-old Alexis Vanbochove passed away early Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Rapid City Police Search For Three Men Following Violent Home Invasion

12/17/2014 8:20 PM

Rapid City Police are searching for three suspects after a violent home invasion Wednesday afternoon.

Full Story
Man Missing After Vehicle Slides Into Ditch

12/16/2014 9:50 PM

Dominic Fischer was one of three people in a vehicle that slid into a ditch due to bad road and weather conditions, several miles north east of M...

Full Story
Pierre Teenager Convicted Of Murder Is Sentenced

12/16/2014 3:45 PM

A Pierre teenager convicted of killing a classmate in 2012 has been sentenced.

Full Story


Events