Burtis "Burt" Ambuehl, 77, of Lancaster, beloved husband of Doris, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, July 16, 2011. He was born December 25, 1933 in Ada, Minnesota and was the son of the late Anton and Magdalena (Walle) Ambuehl. He was married on March 25, 1957 to Doris Bonen. Burt attended Josephinum in Delaware, Ohio where he initially studied to become a priest. Following high school, Burt enlisted in the Air Force where he was stationed in England and various locations throughout the U.S. Burt began his career at Ohio Bell after his service to his country and retired in 1991 after 31 years of service. Burt was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #11 and a life member of the Telecom Pioneers. He cherished spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, going fishing with friends in Canada, playing poker with his grandchildren. He loved teaching children to fish, boat and hunt. In 1974 the family moved to Spring Hill Stables. Burt loved the farm.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean Ambuehl; son, Mark A. Ambuehl of Clarksburg, Maryland; daughter, Carol Lockhart of Lancaster and four grandchildren, Annah and Benjamin Lockhart and Emily and Olivia Ambuehl; sister, Teresa Kappes; brother, Clayton (Wilma) Ambuehl and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Keith Ambuehl and grandson, Samuel David Lockhart; brothers, Gerald, Allyn, Dennis, Eldred and Armond Ambuehl.
A cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Dr. George Fry officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Thursday .at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to FairHope hospice in Burt's memory.