Ambs, Peter Jr.

Peter Leon Ambs, Jr., 81, of Britton,  Mich., died Feb. 26, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family, under the compassionate care of Hospice of Lenawee.

Born Feb. 13, 1939, in Albion, Mich., he was the son of the late Peter Leon and Ina Beth (Howard) Ambs, Sr.

Peter was a 1959 graduate of Jackson High School. On Feb. 19, 1963, Peter married Mary Clark in Jackson. They recently celebrated 57 years of marriage.

He received many years of marketing training and was employed as a manager for several local businesses, including IGA in Blissfield for many years. He retired as the manager of Aco Hardware. He held many leadership positions throughout his lifetime and was kind to everyone. His employees often spoke about how much they liked to be a part of his team.

In his free time, Peter enjoyed bowling, woodworking and lawn care. He built many things including tables and chairs. He loved to be working outdoors in his yard.

In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by children Peter L. (and Debbie) Ambs, III of Albuquerque, N.M. and Suzanne Mary (and Wes) Exelby of Britton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Frederick Paul Ambs; and sister, Doris Morris. 

Cremation will take place and a  celebration of Peter’s life will be scheduled in the spring. Wagley Funeral Home of Blissfield handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee.