Ambrose James Doyle was born to Anna Marie (Laughlin) Doyle and Joseph Patrick Doyle on September 15th, 1925. He was raised the fourth of eight children in Mills County, Iowa and lived the majority of his life in rural Fremont County near Randolph, Iowa. His final years were spent in Aurora, Colorado at the Fitzsimons Veteran's Home where he made many friends and will be missed by all.
As a young boy, Ambrose attended Glen Country School near his childhood home. As a young man he served his country in the Army. Ambrose was first drafted for service into World War II, he was sent to Chicago and on to Fort Hood, Texas; however he did not serve until later because World War II ended before he would arrive in theatre. Ambrose's military career restarted in Fort Hood, Texas, in 1951 where he was a top military policeman. He was then dispatched to South Korea where he was especially proud of his work building airfields as a combat engineer near Teague, South Korea during the Korean conflict.
Upon returning from the service, Ambrose, through his dedication to hard work, found success in several enterprising businesses that complimented his farming and livestock operation including Pioneer seed corn, corn shelling, trucking, custom combining, and what in later years became his hobby of trading Ag-related products. In the early 1970's Ambrose also pursued his political aspirations, running for several political offices.
Ambrose was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Imogene.
Ambrose had a gift for buying and selling and had he chosen to, could have been a best selling author of a book detailing the "art of the deal". The unique sparkle in his eyes reflected his special passion for being with and sharing his unconditional love and generosity with family. This passion was returned by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving this special man.
Preceded in death by parents Anna and Joe; siblings - Maurice, Edward, Mary, Kenneth, John, and other numerous family and friends
Survived By: Siblings-Donald of Imogene, IA, Shirley of Omaha, NE; Children-Patty (Tom) Niedermyer of Magnolia, IA, Kenneth (Margie) Doyle of Waukee, IA, Charlene (Robert) Boehm of Council Bluffs, IA, and Joanne (Mark) Faul of Parker, CO;. Grandchildren-Christina, Bridget, Bruce, Linsey, Ashley, Doyle, Anna, and Gannon; Great-Grandchildren-Rylee and Tenley
Memorials can be made to: The St. Patrick Catholic Church or The Sidney Senior Center
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I sent a codolance Mass and votive candle card to Kaathleen. Hope all is well with everyone. I met Ambrose. one day he walked in our yard looking for Artie Murphy, they had been on a Farm trip toghther, I sent him in to... more
I wish to extend my condolence to all the children and Kathleen. They were a very special couple and friends of both Gene and myself. We all have things in our life that are troublesome and sometimes God gives us the str... more
Joanne,Ken, Patty and Charlene, I can not tell you how honored I was to know your dad. The time he spent at CSVNH was short but I got to know your dad and he was very special. Ambrose would share his love of the mid west... more
It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I am saddened to hear that Ambrose has passed away. I did not meet Ambrose until he was already well into his senior years. He and I just hit it off, and though distance sepa... more
Patty, Kenny Charlene & Joanne..So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I still remember that smile and glint in his eye whenever I would talk to him...never knew what he would do or say next! May your wonderful memorie... more
Very sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a special person. I have memories of him from my years in 4-H, and also from when I worked at Percival Grain. He and my dad were friends. My sympathy to you on your loss.