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Mr. Burtis J. Ambuehl

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.

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July 17, 2011 at 01:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

With Heartfelt Sympathy from Sharon Guminey , Retired Office Nurse from Dr. Merk's and Dr. Sielski's Office.

Sharon Kay Guminey - July 19, 2011 at 01:34 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to you Dear Doris, Mark, and Carol and the rest of your family.  Wish I could be there to give each of you a hug in person.  You have always been special to our family.  I always looked forward to your visits because I knew that we would be doing something fun.  I always described Burt as being my very handsome uncle.  And, Doris as being my funny, neat aunt.  You two are such a great couple!  The longevity of your marriage is a testament to what a strong marriage can and should be.  Lean on each other during this time.  God will help you through this.  Love to all, Debbie Griffin

Deborah Mae Ambuehl Griffin - July 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Doris and family, I'm sending my condolences along to you all. My mom and dad had so much fun for years and years with the "Lancaster crew" and I know they thought dearly of you and Burt. I'm keeping you in my prayers. Darlene Slater

Darlene Slater - July 21, 2011 at 09:41 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Doris and family,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Burt. I worked for Burt for several years at Ohio Bell. He was always very dedicated to doing a good job and led by example. Our work group was like family and we had a good time together. He had a great smile and laugh, but most of time he was all business. He was a good boss. He loved his family and I know he will be missed.
Lynda Martin Lloyd

Lynda Martin Lloyd - July 20, 2011 at 05:05 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I have several memories of Uncle Burt but some I can not write about. So what I want to say is to Doris, Mark, Carol, and grand children. We will not be there to say good bye to him but we want you to know that we will be with you in prayer and thought. His pain is gone for the Lord has taken him to a better place. He must have wanted to know more about hunting, fishing, and how to cherish his family. If dad and mom could be there, they would have in a heart beat for Burt and Doris meant so much to them and all of us. When something like this happens, we all say, "Only if I had done this." Mine is not getting Burt, Tuffy and me out on a lake to do some fishing. We never did that and that is one regret I will have to live with. He served 30 some years for this country and that makes him a hero to me and he will always remain that in my mind. Thank you Doris for being him home one last time last year for at least I could say good bye in my own way. Rod and Linda Ambuehl
Sarah, Wade, Jaydin, Ethan, and one on the way Iverson

God Bless all of you.

Rod Ambuehl - July 19, 2011 at 03:42 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Lit a candle in memory of Mr. Burtis J. Ambuehl

Denise Lee - July 21, 2011 at 08:31 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Doris and Family

Tom and I send our love and deepest sympathies for the loss of Uncle Burt. I wish I could have gotten to know him better ! I loved meeting the Family at Duanes in Moorhead and feel blessed to be apart of a wonderful family ... We truly wish we could be there for support in the time of need . Sending all our love and prayers to you !

Love Tom and Denise

Denise Lee - July 21, 2011 at 08:30 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM