Shane Michael Ambuehl, 34, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona on October 31, 2014.  His life was short but his heart was BIG…he touched the lives of many. He was a friend to everyone. His genuine embrace (HUGS) helped many during difficult times. His smile, laugh, loud voice, and dynamic personality lit up a room!  Shane loved hunting, fishing, billiards, cards, and hanging out with family and friends. For the past five years Shane explored New York City, Los Angeles, Lincoln (NE), Las Vegas and the entire state of Arizona with his companion. He was faithful to his Midwestern roots and continued to support the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Arizona was a perfect place for Shane to enjoy sports every season. He cheered on the University of Arizona –Wildcats, the University of Nebraska-Cornhuskers, Arizona Coyotes, Diamondbacks, Cardinals and the Phoenix Suns.

Shane is survived by his girlfriend, Myna Wintz, Phoenix, AZ;  daughters, Lexi and Kya Ambuehl, Battle Lake; son, Austin Lockwood, Fargo; his mother, Sheri (Brandon) McCabe; his father, Mike (Jamie) Ambuehl; brothers, Corey and Cody Ambuehl; sister, Madison McCabe; great grandmother, Ruby; and many other very dear relatives and friends.

Shane was preceded in death by his grandparents and great grandparents; cousin, Jeremy; and many other special relatives.

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  1. Fargo ND
    I send my thoughts and prayers to the family of Shane. I knew him was a kid when he come and visit his cousin Sara in Hillsboro. Her and I were good friends and I was very saddened to hear that Shane had passed. He will be greatly missed.

  2. New York NYRest in peace, Shane – from being a friend throughout school, you were ever the traveler and a guy that stuck up for the best of us. Until our paths cross again, we remember you.

  3. Amenia North Dakota
    Sheri and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. With deepest sympathy and prayers. Linda Haine

  4. Ontario OregonMay God Bless this family as they cherish memories and togetherness through this tough time….Shanes Smile was contagious

  5. Phoenix Shane,
    I was deeply saddened and shocked of your passing. Even though I only knew you for a short time, I was grateful to know you. You were a good person that brought smiles to many faces. You were able to brighten a room with your laughter. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Myna and the Ambuehl family. You will be certaintly missed.

  6. moorhead minnesotaAnother life taken to early I am very proud to have known shane and always had great times together, he always had the biggest smile along with a big heart his laughter would lighten up anyones day. I would like to convey my deepest sympathy to his family and hope that in time memeories will help lessen the burden of your sorrow. Shane will be missed by all.

  7. Mayville North Dakota
    To all of Shane’s family, we were so very sorry to hear about Shane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May God’s mercy and grace be with you today and always.
    Gary and Becki Harstad

  8. West Fargo North Dakota
    Sheri and Brandon and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel so sad for all of you. Thinking and prayer for all of you. I am not able to attend the service but I will for sure say a prayer for Shane.
    Sincerely your friend,
    Lori Gerhardson

  9. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever!

    You had the biggest heart and honestly I don’t ever remember you not smiling. I feel privileged to call you a friend. You will be greatly missed!

  10. Phoenix Shane,
    I was deeply saddened and shocked of your passing. Even though I only knew you for a short time, I was grateful to know you. You were a good person that brought smiles to many faces. You were able to brighten a room with your laughter. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Myna and the Ambuehl family. You will be certaintly missed.

  11. Fargo ND
    To the Ambuehl family,
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Shane was a great young man and I feel so incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to have called him my friend. He will forever be in my heart.

  12. Fargo ND
    I could not stay another day
    To laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone will stay that way,
    I found that peace at close of day.
    If my parting has left a void
    Then fill it with remembered joy
    A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,
    Ah yes, these things I, too, will miss.
    But not burdened with times of sorrow,
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life has been full, I’ve savored much.
    Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all to brief
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief,
    Lift up you hearts and share with me,
    God wanted me now,
    He set me free.

    For ever in our hearts you will be missed RIP my old friend

  13. Fargo ND
    To the Ambuehl family,
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Shane was a great young man and I feel so incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to have called him my friend. He will forever be in my heart.

  14. Fargo ND
    Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,
    I’m following the path God laid for me.
    I took his hand when I heard him call,
    I turned my back and left it all.
    I could not stay another day
    To laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone will stay that way,
    I found that peace at close of day.
    If my parting has left a void
    Then fill it with remembered joy
    A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,
    Ah yes, these things I, too, will miss.
    But not burdened with times of sorrow,
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life has been full, I’ve savoured much.
    Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all to brief
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief,
    Lift up you hearts and share with me,
    God wanted me now,
    He set me free.

    You will be forever missed RIP my old friend.

  15. Sheri and family,

    It was a shock to hear about Shane. I feel so sad for all of you.
    Take care of each other.
    Jean Sicble

  16. Raleigh NCI’m so VERY VERY sorry to hear the tragic news of Shane’s passing. I have many memories of Shane, and can still see his big bright smile and bubbly personality. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, during this very difficult time. Hugs and love…

  17. savannah MoWe are thinking of your family,wish we could be there. Love to you all.
    May your memories give you comfort.

  18. Devils Lake ND
    Thinking of Shane, Family & Friends. Prayers are with y’all during this very hard time. Sorry I wont be able to attend Shane’s services.

  19. casa grande arizonaI remember u from when we were kids. u brought smiles to everyones faces that u came across. u are with the angels now and we will all miss u!

  20. Shane,
    Not a single memory of ours will ever be forgotten. You made such an impression on the Wintz family. We were so lucky to be introduced by Myna to such an amazing, loving, and fun person. You truly did help bring our family together. We’ve had so many amazing memories from my graduation (thanks again for doing EVERYTHING), Grandpa Morgans 90th birthday, vacations, Brandon and I’s trip this past summer, and Vegas just a few weeks ago. If I would have known that would have been our last memory I never would have gone to sleep. I stay awake at night thinking of all the great memories you brought our family. You were known to our family for a short time, but you’ll forever now be a part of us. Your heart and energy will never be forgotten. It’s not goodbye, It’s I’ll see you when I see you.
    Watch over us.
    XOXO

  21. West Fargo ND
    Isaiah 57:1-2
    The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace they find rest as they lie in death.

    Rest in peace my friend.
    Alissa

  22. Nevis MN
    Heaven got another angel, one that can make you smile when your sad, one thats hugs were always welcoming and loving. Shaner you are greatly missed and loved by so many. I thank God for the times we got to spend together and a childhood of fun and trouble and just being able to be family. I will always have such good memories. I love you

  23. Lake Park MN
    Rest in Peace Dear Shane.

    Your time with our family was very short but your footprint was very BIG. You came in to our daughter’s life during a very sad time you helped her grieve the loss of her beloved brother. You showed her how to laugh again, take risks and enjoy life. Jim and I are forever grateful for your presence in her life. She believes you are the “Brightest Angel” in Heaven! Your leaving broke her heart but you made her strong enough to live through it!

    Lynn and Jim Kaiser
    PS. Myna wants a sign from you that you are finally at PEACE!

  24. I JUST WANTED TO SAY! THAT SHANE YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY AND THAT YOU TOUCH ALOT OF LIVES HERE ESPECIALLY MY SON JAMIE !! HE LOOKED UP TO YOU ALOT MAY YOU SHANE REST IN PEACE!

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