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Dennis Lee Amb

February 9, 1940October 16, 2020

Dennis L. Amb, age 80, of Lansing, IL passed away Friday, October 16, 2020.

He was born in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, on February, 9, 1940, to John Oscar Amb, Sr. and Mabel Bjerke.

The family relocated when he was young, and he grew up in Marysville, WA. He attended the University of Washington as part of the Naval ROTC program. After earning his degree in physics, he was on active duty with the United States Navy from 1962 – 1966, serving aboard the USS Renville (APA-227) in the Engineering Department, as well as on several naval bases. While on ship’s liberty in San Diego in 1962, he met Rosemary Dolores Anderson. They married May 15, 1963. After the Navy, Dennis worked for the General Electric Company, relocating the family to the Chicago area in late 1967. He retired from GE in 2000, after working over 30 years as a field engineer, with broad knowledge of mechanical, nuclear, electrical and computer engineering, as well as computer science. He also earned an MBA from Purdue, while working full time. Coming full circle back to ships, one of his last major jobs for GE was developing computer subsystems for several major cruise lines. After retirement, he traveled, enjoyed reading science fiction, astronomy and technical books, watched British myster series on PBS, worked on his family genealogy, and volunteered with AARP, to help other seniors file their tax returns. He was a loving father, and patient devoted husband, tenderly caring for his ailing wife, Rose.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Rosemary D. Amb, daughter Victoria Elaine “Vikki” (Jeff) Lesniak of Ellicott City, MD, brother John O. Amb, Jr., of Vancouver, WA, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Richard and Norris Amb, and sisters Joyce Roberson and Mildred Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Associating, or the National Kidney Foundation.

Kuiper funeral home has been entrusted with the final arrangements. To leave words of comfort and memories shared, please place them below on Mr. Amb's special page.


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Valerie Salazar

October 20, 2020

It has been such a pleasure to know Dennis Amb for the last seven years. He was such a smart man and loved all his gadgets! He will be so missed from me. Rest In Peace Dennis and now your pain free. All the Angels are with you. Your neighbor and always friend Valerie Salazar. ❤️😞


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