Frank Ernest Lambrecht, 83, of White City, Ore., passed away March 22, 2012.

He was born May 6, 1928, in Washington, D.C., and served in the U.S. Army before beginning his career as a National Weather Service meteorologist, residing in several places in Alaska in the 1950s, moving to the Medford, Ore., area in 1961, and living on a small ranch in Sams Valley for the last 40 years. People in the Rogue Valley heard Frank as the fruit-frost forecaster for many years.

Frank was an accomplished pilot and he enjoyed numerous hobbies, especially hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, and, of course, working hard around the ranch. He was a longtime member of the First Church of God in Medford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Rosalie Lambrecht; and brother, Paul Lambrecht.

He is survived by his children, Robert (Gail) Lambrecht, Karil Lambrecht, and Arthur (Misty) Lambrecht; and his wife, Dolores Lambrecht; her children, Michael Merron, Gerald (Carmen) Merron, and Rene (Jim) Nevin; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the First Church of God, 2000 Crater Lake Avenue, in Medford.