Ambrose A. Lisowe Sr., 95, of Marytown died at his home on Jan. 7, 2022.
He was born April 16, 1926 in Brothertown, son of the late Leo and Irene (Simon) Lisowe. On Feb. 8, 1950 he married Lorna Stecker and together they had 10 children.
Ambrose was an ambitious man and worked very hard his entire life. He joined the U.S. Army and returned to start his life as a farmer. He said his happiest place on Earth was on his tractor; he still owns the first new tractor he bought in 1950, and he drove his little Ford tractor for the last time raking hay just last summer. He extended his work beyond his farm as a trucker for Jolly Green Giant, selling and trucking hay and straw, dealing seeds for over 35 years, and logging, hauling, and selling firewood for over 45 years. He unloaded firewood at 95 years old in December. Ambrose even found time to volunteer hauling water for the Calumet Fire Department before they had water trucks.
When Ambrose was not working, he loved playing sheephead and managed to get some games in two days before he passed. He and Lorna liked playing cards in card clubs and bowling in leagues. He was a member of the Marytown Veterans and the New Holstein American Legion.
Ambrose is survived by his children, James (Marsha) Lisowe, Don (Karen)Lisowe, Jerry (Alice) Lisowe, Karen Mae (Duane) Heller, Rosemary Smith, Charles (Annette) Lisowe, Mariann (Rod) Uttecht, Marilyn Lisowe, Ambrose (Pamela) Lisowe Jr. and Joseph (Roseann) Lisowe; 34 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, with two on the way; sister Mary (Dave) Heller; and sisters-in-law Lucille Lisowe and Marilyn Stache.
Ambrose was preceded in death by his wife, Lorna; parents Leo and Irene; Lorna’s parents, Herman Sr. and Norma Stecker; a great-grandson, Hunter Schmitz; brothers Marvin Lisowe, Martin (Irma) Lisowe and Claude (Marie) Lisowe; sisters-in-law Mariann (Clarence) Buechel, Helena Stecker and Norma Stecker; and brothers-in-law Herb (Cleo) Stecker, Wilbert (Mae) Stecker, Herman (Audrey) Stecker Jr. and Allan Stache.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at Our Lady Of The Holyland Catholic Church, N10232 CTH G in Marytown. Friends may call from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton, and from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at the church on the day of service. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery immediately following the funeral service. A prayer service will take place at the conclusion of Thursday’s visitation.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the name of Ambrose Lisowe. Cards and memorials can be sent to Wieting Family Funeral Home, c/o Ambrose Lisowe, 411 W. Main St., Chilton, WI 53014.