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Ambrose A. Doll, 77, of Perham, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 6, 2013, surrounded by his family and Red River Valley Hospice. A memorial mass was held on Sept. 9 at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Matthew Kuhn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Ambrose "Ambie" was born on May 6, 1936 to Raymond and Elizabeth (Schornack) Doll. He attended St. Henry's Catholic School and graduated from Perham High School in 1954. Ambie was united in marriage to Joyce Vandenberghe from Sebeka, Minn., who would be celebrating their 56th anniversary on Sept. 24. They were blessed with six children.

Ambie was a businessman in Perham for several years working at Coast to Coast and later owning and operating Dolls Men's Wear. The majority of his career was spent at Perham Memorial Hospital and Home as maintenance engineer until his retirement in 1998.

Ambie enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking playing cards and especially loved spending time with his family.

Surviving Ambie is his wife, Joyce; six children, Denice (Mark) Phillips-Kunze, Becky (Paul) Winkels, Brenda (Ed) Martodam, Carol (Dan) Schmitz, David Doll and Mary (Curt) Erickson; brothers, Eugene, Denis and Paul Doll; sister, Sharon Glander; brother-in-law, Roger Askelson; grandchildren, Stephanie, Chris, Rob and Nicole Phillips, Jon Winkels and Kelly Gunderson, Amy Kern and Joe Martodam, Heidi and Charlie Schmitz, Isaac, Daniel and Ayanna Doll, Brady, Austin and Analea Erickson; and 14 great-grandchildren which he truly cherished.

Preceding Ambie in death are his parents; sister, Rita Askelson; brothers, Michael and Henry Doll; and precious grandson, Matthew Martodam.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, handled the arrangements. For online condolences, visit