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Michael Jacob "Mike" Ambro, Jr.

Michael Jacob "Mike" Ambro, Jr.
  • October 23, 1939 - January 9, 2021
  • Richland, Michigan
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Ann Cathloic Church
    12648 East D Avenue
    Augusta, MI 49012

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“My sympathy LouAnn Andy and family Will always miss Mike he always had time to say Hiand help with his advice.Miss him driving by on his tractor with...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Maxine DeVrou - Richland, MI

“So very sorry to read about the passing of Mike Ambro. He was another of the world's nice guys, a friend and one of the best Mr. Fix-its in the...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Del Newell - Kalamazoo, MI

“Marisa ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Schweitzer - Augusta, MI

“So sorry to hear of Mike's passing Lou Ann. He was a real friend for many years back when we were young. Will never forget him helping us move back...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Dorothy Martin - Friend

“My neighbor and friend. We shared the love of cars and motorcycles, boats. I am saddened by Mickey’s passing. We had a great running of years...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Gildea - Friend

“Mike and I were neighbors for 16 years at Gull Lake. One of our favorite things was to compete each year in who could our-do the other with Christmas...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Markee - Venice, FL

“May God bless you and your family. We will miss seeing you at Carter Lumber. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Sherri

“Iris and I have been neighbors with Mike and Lou Ann for over 30 years. We are very sad that we have lost a wonderful friend and someone who could...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Walter and Iris Iwlew - Neighbor

“What a wonderful neighbor and friend...who graciously shared his dock and “fishing/swimming hole” with two young Quartermaine boys and a...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Anne Quartermaine - Friend

“LuAnn and familySo sad to hear of Mikes passing. Our condolences to your family. May all your memories help you through this time of sorry. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Bob and Judy Sackett - Friend

“LouAnn and family,It is with deep sorrow to hear of Mike's passing. I feel blessed to have known Mike over the last 25 years. He was a good friend,...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Shuster - KALAMAZOO, MI

“Mike was a great guy and one of the most personable people I have ever met. I have known him since I was a teenager and whenever I saw him he always...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: John R. Cross - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Judith Heckema - Friend

“Aunt LouAnn and family,So sorry to hear about Uncle Mike's passing. We had so many fun times growing up with him around. He would take us out fishing...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Bruce Lamborn - Kalamazoo, MI

“I grew up with Mike having lived on Gull rd near him. Had many good times with him. RIP Mike. My condolences to his family. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Wells - Friend

“Dear Lou Ann , Andy , Adam and family. So sorry to read of Mikes passing., please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. John & Joleen ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: John & Joleen Curry - FL - Friend

“LouAnn and Family:We were so sad to hear of Mike's passing, he was a dear Friend for so many years. A coworker of Jim's at the Bank, an Uncle...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Marilyn, Brett, Brooks, and Bruce Lamborn - MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you LouAnn & family. Mike was a special person. Jim still talks about the good times doing the Borgess Follies as...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Bemister - Friend

“LouAnn and family....so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. A fond memory of Mike: boating us around the lake: you, Rhonda and I....tying up at...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Roe - Galesburg, MI


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Michael Jacob Ambro, Jr. of Gull Lake (Richland), MI, age 81, died Saturday afternoon, January 9, 2021 at his residence with his loving family at his side.

Mike, the son of Michael J. and Nora E. (Siwik) Ambro, Sr., was born in Kalamazoo, MI on October 23, 1939; was a lifetime area resident and a 1957 graduate of St. Augustine Catholic High School. He furthered his education at Western Michigan University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

After a banking career that took him from teller to Senior Vice President, Mike's unyielding work ethic allowed him to "retire" in 1989 as the owner and operator of Goggin Equipment Rental, but continue as a local commercial real estate developer and manager.

Mike had been a member of the Air National Guard and a very active St. Ann Catholic Church parishioner (and eventual groundskeeper). While passions included boating, fishing, Corvettes, Harleys and golf, family and friends will remember him best as the consummate problem-solver, focused on doing it right.

Mike was united in marriage to Lou Ann Wesoloski in St. Edwards Catholic Church, Vicksburg, MI on July 9, 1966. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Lou Ann; two sons, Andy J. (Marilee) Ambro of Greensboro, NC and Adam J. (Jane) Ambro of Golden, CO; five precious grandchildren, MariKatherine, William, Margaret, Nora, and Polly; two sisters, Louise Sloger of Richland and Kathleen (Larry) Bartolameolli of Crystal Falls, MI and his brother, Tom (Pat) Ambro of Delton, MI; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 15th at St. Ann Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the Rosary at 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon with Father Thomas J. McNally, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Mike will be laid to rest at Yorkville Cemetery on Friday, January 15th, just steps from his long time Gull Lake residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mike's honor may be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in care of St. Ann Catholic Church at 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Mike's family.

Personal message and/or memories of Mike may be placed at www.fareyestesdowdle.com.