Ambrose Monroe
1944 - 2021
BORN
February 27, 1944
DIED
April 20, 2021
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Ambrose Monroe

Died: April 20, 2021; Sterling

STERLING – Ambrose Monroe, 77, retired truck driver, passed at his home in Sterling, IL on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Ambrose, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, grew up on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He made many friends and kept in contact over the years. He was a graduate of Sunshine Bible Academy.

Ambrose started his career with Wal-Mart driving out of Mount Pleasant, IA, and then Spring Valley, IL. After 20-plus years, he retired.

Ambrose is survived by his children, Jessie (Tim) Ross and Jared Monroe; and two granddaughters.

Cards may be sent to Jared Monroe, 510 E King St, Polo, IL 61064.

The family suggests that any memorials be made to your favorite charity.

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Published by Sauk Valley News on Apr. 28, 2021.
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He was kind and I learned a lot from his horse skills. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Joe Zuniga.
Joe Zuniga
Friend
May 2, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Ambrose when he came into the store or when I would see him out and about! I was so sad to hear this news.
Katelyn Prescott
Friend
April 28, 2021
I remember him well he worked for my dad Henry. When I was a kid
Virginia Buhler Brown
April 30, 2021
The Angels are surly rejoicing!
My condolences to You all. Big A was a kind Ol sole. I'm guessing that he never met a stranger. I worked with Big A for over 10 years and always enjoyed visiting with him and taking about our faith. He was a good friend too my father and kids. We will miss him and look forward to seeing Him when we are called home as well.
Rodney Morgan
Coworker
April 30, 2021
My sympathies on your loss. I knew Ambrose when I was young when he lived with my aunt and uncle, Charles and Shirley O'Bryan, and later Blighs. I was lucky enough to become reacquainted with him a few years back. He was a great person.
Sharon Allard
Acquaintance
April 30, 2021
My husband, Gene and I both attended Sunshine Bible with him. He was such a great friend and a wonderful man. Got together again several years ago and SO ENJOYED visiting with him!! We will miss him for sure, but looking forward to our meeting in glory soon!!
Jo christensen christensen
Friend
April 30, 2021
I had the honor of meeting Ambrose in 1992 as we started our career's at Walmart in Mt Pleasant, Ia. Throughout the following 20+ years we remained co-workers as well as good friends. Ambrose was one of a kind. Had some great stories we each shared. Lots and lots of great memories. RIP Oh Great One
James hronister
Coworker
April 29, 2021
I worked with Ambrose at Walmart. I enjoyed visiting with him and going for lunch. Ambrose brought sunshine to everyone's day! He was a great man!
George MEYER
Coworker
April 29, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I was in Ambrose's graduating class, so we were friends for 62 years. Fortunately, I we were able to get together almost monthly for the past 10+ years. I'm going to miss him, but know that I'll see in glory.
Dick Burman
Classmate
April 29, 2021
Dear Jared and Jesse,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I knew him from Pine Creek Church. Your mom and dad were close friends back then and my children (Jason and Janelle) would play together often. Your dad was such a nice man and a good friend. I see his final years were in Sterling which is where I grew up. Take care and tell your mom I said hi.
Paula Bauer
Friend
April 29, 2021
Knew Ambrose from Mennonite Church in Onida when he was school in Sunshine Bible and working for Dick Seaman. Was in Youth Group with him. Reconnected with him on Facebook when here in Spearfish. A real heart for the Lord, horses, and people. Glad to have share a small portion of his life. He is in a better place now in these crazy days. God is good and all the time God is good.
Karen Clark Todd
Friend
April 29, 2021
Jessie and Jared, Sorry for the loss of your Dad. He and I worked together at the Byron Nuclear Plant for a number of years. He always had a smile and a kind work for everyone.
Richard Taylor
Coworker
April 29, 2021
So sorry for your loss
Wayne Shippy
Classmate
April 28, 2021
Sorry to hear of your loss. I will miss our phone calls and conversations. Ambrose was a part of my childhood and will always be remembered fondly.
Marilee Hawkins
Friend
April 28, 2021