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MALTA-Ambrose E. Mecklenburg, 20, a diesel mechanic, died July 27, 2016, south of Malta.

    The family will receive friends Monday, August 1, at 7:00 P.M. at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 2, at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

    Ambrose was born August 9, 1995 in Havre, the son of Gordy and Mimi (Bateman) Mecklenburg. He was raised and educated in Malta and graduated from Malta High School in 2014. He worked with his dad in the horse shoeing business for a while before attending Wyotech for Diesel Mechanics in Laramie Wyoming. He graduated with his certificate as a diesel mechanic in 2015 and started working at Motor Power & Equipment in Billings.

    Ambrose enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his horse and was a talented artist. He was very good with electronics and computers.

    He is survived by his parents Gordy and Mimi Mecklenburg of Wagner; sister Leila Mae Mecklenburg of Wagner; half sister, Jamie Dupus of Washington; uncle, Mickey Mecklenburg of Wagner; aunts, Jodee Koss of Wagner, Leta Knauss of Michigan, Joyce Bateman of Kalispell, Linda Loving of Arizona.

    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ken and Wilma Mecklenburg; maternal grandparents, Miles and Lois Bateman.


Guest Book


From: Reverend Kent A Gordon

Gordon and Mimi, I join you with a broken heart. I really enjoyed teaching Ambrose. He was a good kid. I will always remember that kind of sly smile he had on his face when he was happy. My friends things just happen in this life. May God put his arms of comfort around you in this darkest hour. May we all be bless with good loving memories of Ambrose.


From: Bob & Deb Molitor

Dear family, we are so very sorry for your loss please know that you are in our prayers.


From: Joyce Bateman

Ambrose was a determined young man. He was a hard worker. He had plans, and he achieved many of them. He graduated from Wyotech and landed a job soon after. He would be quick to tell you that Chevys were the best. He gave good hugs with those long arms. I wish healing for his mom, dad, sister and his many friends and relatives. I will miss him very much.


From: John and Patti Wilke

Gordy and Mimi, May God be with you now and the days ahead. We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Ambrose in elementary school in Dodson. Such a nice kid. Our condolences.


From: Diane F Smith

Gordy, Mimi & Leila; My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of tragic loss of Ambrose. There are no words to explain how sorry I am for what you must be feeling right now, just know that I am so very sorry for your loss.
He will forever be in your hearts and memories.
God bless.


From: Sharon Molitor Day

Mecklenburg family please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


From: Sharon Kindle

There are few words, if any, except to extend sympathy to the family.
Ambrose's family were always present at any FFA event and supported the organization always.


From: kathy licht

My deepest condolences to friends and family. So sorry for loss.


From: Sheila Rice

You are in our prayers and our thoughts during this sad time. Find comfort in the memories of Ambrose and the joy he brought to you in his short life. The heavens are brighter tonight because there is a new star among them.

The Rice Family in Great Falls







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