Gordon Harold AmbGordon Harold Amb, 86, died April 14, 2012 in Peoria, Arizona. Gordon was born on a farm near Erie, ND on August 6, 1925 to Conrad and Borghild (Wick) Amb. The family lived on farms near Buxton, ND and Climax and Crookston, MN.
Gordon Harold Amb
Gordon Harold Amb, 86, died April 14, 2012 in Peoria, Arizona. Gordon was born on a farm near Erie, ND on August 6, 1925 to Conrad and Borghild (Wick) Amb. The family lived on farms near Buxton, ND and Climax and Crookston, MN.
Following his graduation from Crookston High School in 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as a machine gunner in the Ruhr Pocket in Germany and also in the Philippines during WWII.
Following his discharge, he attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education. He married Madonna (Donna) Lund in 1948 in East Grand Forks, MN. Donna passed away May 23, 2003. Gordon taught high school math in East Grand Forks Minnesota, MN for almost 30 years before retiring and moving to Arizona in 1985. He was inducted into the East Grand Forks Green Wave Hall of Fame in 2002.
Gordy was a well-loved teacher, loyal friend, and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed travel, having visited all 50 states, and was always ready for the next trip. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed going fishing and playing ping-pong and tennis. He was a member of Shepherd of the Desert Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sun City, AZ.
He is survived by two daughters: Nancy Peotter, New York Mills, MN and Catherine Schmidt, Green Bay, WI; four granddaughters: Amy (Jacob) Wallgren, New York Mills, MN; Crystal Schmidt, Green Bay, WI; Melanie (Adam) Pecor, Green Bay, WI; and Vanessa Schmidt, Green Bay, WI; three great-granddaughters: Grace and Lucy Wallgren, and Ahryana Pecor; great-grandson Liam Pecor, and step-great-grandson Dylan Pecor; sisters Helen Dean, Fresno, CA and Bernice Dean, Seattle, WA; sisters-in-law Madora (Phil) Johnson, Sun City, AZ and Betty Lund, Minneapolis, MN and Sun City, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ on April 17, 2012.