Ambrose Dickrell

Male 1927 - 2009  (81 years)

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  • Name Ambrose Dickrell 
    Born 11 Oct 1927  Elkhart Lake, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1945  Freedom High School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Sep 2009  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I101878  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2018 

    Father Arthur Dickrell,   b. 30 Jan 1900,   d. 29 Jun 1933  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Mary Klapperich,   b. 01 Dec 1898, Marytown, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1971  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F82824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Viola M Gerrits 
     1. Sandra Marie Dickrell
     2. William Anthony Dickrell
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F40549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • September 24, 2009

      Dickrell, Ambrose "Dick"

      Ambrose "Dick" Dickrell passed away on September 22, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his family after losing a courageous fight against cancer. He was born October 11, 1927, in Elkhart Lake to the late Arthur and Mary (Klapperich) Dickrell. He graduated from Freedom High School in 1945 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. Satyr. He was proud of the fact that it was his ship that brought in the German submarine that is on display in the Museum of Science and Technology in Chicago. He married Viola Gerrits on May 5, 1951. He worked at Machinery and Supply as an inside salesman and retired from there in 1989. He was passionate about golf, playing it, watching it, and helping people out with their game. He would golf 18 holes everyday that weather permitted until his illness prevented him from playing. He had memberships at Chaska and Wander Springs, but played many other courses in the area and United States. He made many friends while playing golf and especially enjoyed his "buddies" at Chaska.

      He is survived by his wife, Viola; daughter, Sandy (Mark) Altergott; son, William (Lydia) Dickrell; grandchildren: Brett (Heidi) Altergott of Oak Creek and Abby Altergott of Milwaukee; great-grandchildren: Chase, Logan and Hannah Altergott; brother, Joe Dickrell of Naperville, IL., sisters-in-law: Marilee Dickrell and Alice Turner and many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his "second family" which is his best friend, Bill Greiner and his family.

      He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clem and his twin brother, Tony, sister, Fran Turowski and sister-in-law, Jackie Dickrell.

      A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at Holy Spirit Parish, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Fr. David Beaudry officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for Dick has been established.


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