October 24, 2013


Ambrose Frank Steinkamp, 77, of Wall Lake, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake. Burial will be at the Wall Lake Cemetery under direction of Farber & Otteman Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Ambrose was born in Carroll, Iowa, on March 9, 1936, to Lawrence and Estella (Reising) Steinkamp. They lived on the home farm between Wall Lake and Breda. He was baptized and confirmed his faith at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake. Ambrose attended Breda Elementary School and Wall Lake High School where he graduated in 1953.

He married Mildred Broich on May 3, 1958, in Wall Lake at St. Joseph Catholic Church. This union was blessed with three children: Jean, Daniel and Lisa. They made their home near Wall Lake where Ambrose farmed.

Amby loved farming, working the soil, checking cattle while driving around on his 4-wheeler, and the harvest season. He also enjoyed gardening, playing cards, fishing and spending time with his family, especially teasing the grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred; children: Jean Neppl and husband Larry of Wall Lake, Daniel and wife Marlene of Wall Lake, and Lisa Gonnerman and husband Dan of Slater; grandchildren: Jason (Jenny) Steinkamp, Ashley (Chase) Wicker, Alyssa Gonnerman, Katie Steinkamp, Alison Ohden, Christine Steinkamp, Amanda Steinkamp, Mikiel Gonnerman; three step-grandchildren: Camilla (Damon) Huber, Sara Neppl, and Cathy (Jason) Nicol; one great-grandson Peyton Steinkamp; his brothers: Leon (Dorothy) Steinkamp of Grand Meadow, Minn., Luverne Steinkamp of Adams, Minn., Dean (Mary) Steinkamp of Lee's Summit, Mo., Neil (Marie) Steinkamp of Lake View, Orlin (Myra) Steinkamp of Wall Lake, Dennis (Vivian) Steinkamp of Altoona, Iowa, Mark (Renee) Steinkamp of Carroll, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

Ambrose was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Estella; sister Linda Steinkamp Klein; brother Timothy Steinkamp; grandson Christopher Ohden' and sister-in-law Alice Steinkamp.