Allouez in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Curly Lambeau's Gravesite
Packers Heritage Trail
Lambeau, co-founder of the Green Bay Packers and the driving force behind their survival, died of a heart attack on June 1, 1965, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Funeral services were held four days later at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home in Green Bay. Burial was the same day. Pallbearers included Don Hutson, Arnie Herber and Johnny Blood, three of Lambeau's Hall of Fame players. Former rival George Halas of the Chicago Bears was an honorary pallbearer.
"The final gun has sounded for Curly Lambeau," Msgr. John Gehl, longtime pastor at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, said in his eulogy at the funeral home. "The Lord will total up the final score, and may God leave him with a winning score."
Curly's foot marker lies in front of a larger Lambeau tombstone. Another foot marker, which was donated years later, shows a sketch of Lambeau Field and the inscription "Founder
Photo: Courtesy of Shirley Christl
Sponsored by: Packers Heritage trail Foundation, Inc.
Erected by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 22.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1965.
Location. 44° 29.053′ N, 88° 1.88′ W. Marker is in Allouez, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive north of West Allouez Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the Fox River Trail, overlooking the Fox River. Marker can be accessed from the parking lot adjacent to the trail at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Riverside Drive, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shantytown (a few steps from this marker); First Redemptorist Church in America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Port & the Environment (approx. 0.6 miles away); Menomineeville, Seat of Justice (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Catholic Bark Chapel (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Camp Smith 1820 (approx. ¾ mile away); Heritage Hill State Park (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allouez.
Related markers.list of markers that are related to this marker. This list of Packers Heritage Trail markers was meant to be viewed in the order listed.
Also see . . .
1. Curly Lambeau Gravesite. Hall of Fame Professional Football Coach, Player. He was one of the founders of the Green Bay Packers football team in 1919 and played for them as a halfback from 1919 to 1929, a period during which he pioneered the forward pass in professional football. He led the Packers to six world championships and is only one of five coaches to record more than 500 coaching victories in the National Football League, the other ones were Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry, and Chuck Noll. (Submitted on July 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Packers Heritage Trail: Lambeau-Lombardi Spur. The Lambeau-Lombardi Spur is an extension of the Packers Heritage Trail that leads to several sites associated with those two towering figures and eventually to St. Norbert College, the training camp home of the Packers since 1958. There are four commemorative plaques along the Lambeau-Lombardi Spur. Two are located at the sites: the Union Hotel and St. Norbert College. The two other plaques are located near Curly Lambeau’s Gravesite and the Lombardi Family Home. (Submitted on July 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Packers Heritage Trail. The (Submitted on July 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 180 times this year. Last updated on March 28, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 28, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.