On December 8th, 2020, Oscar Marvin Ambers passed away suddenly from natural causes at Essentia Health in Fargo. He is now with our Heavenly Father after years of battling organ failure.
Oscar was born on the 10th of January 1947 to Oscar Sr. and Inga (Simonsen) of Hamberg, North Dakota as the youngest of five children. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Maddock High School in 1965 and subsequently from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.
After graduation Oscar was drafted in the United States Army where he served in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star in the process of serving his country. Oscar carried the mental and physical scars of war with him for the rest of his life and was a member and supporter of the Disabled American Veterans charity.
Oscar was married twice, first to Rachel (Ellingson) of Maddock, North Dakota and then to Sally (Rice) also of Maddock, North Dakota becoming stepfather to Clint (Hvinden) and Shirlene (Hvinden) whom he loved dearly. With Sally he had his only biological child, Kevin (36) of West Fargo. Oscar operated Ambers Construction for the better part of twenty years before his retirement in 2003. He spent his retirement years battling his many ailments, always keeping a keen sense of humor. Those who knew him often spoke of his kind, generous and honorable demeanor. He spent his last many months getting to know his first grandchild, Gwendolen. He will be greatly missed.
Oscar was preceded in death by his father Oscar Sr., his mother Inga, his brother Sander (Gloria), and his sister Betty (Lloyd) Nielsen. He is survived by his son Kevin, daughter-in-law Lily, Granddaughter Gwendolen, stepson Clint Hvinden, stepdaughter Shirlene Hvinden, sister Leona (John) Werner, sister Norma (Carl) Nicholson and many nieces and nephews.
Per Oscar’s request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Oscar’s favorite charities: The Salvation Army, Valley Senior Services and the Disabled American Veterans.