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Douglas J. Amberg Aug. 26, 1938 - March 26, 2009

BIRD ISLAND --Douglas John Amberg, 70, of Bird Island died Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital.

The service will be at 1:15 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Bird Island and will continue at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

He was born Aug. 26, 1938, in Bird Island to Vincent and Helen (Schulte) Amberg. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1956. He was a lifelong farmer.

He married Margaret "Mugs" Brandt on November 11, 1961. They resided on their farm until moving into town in 1995. He served in the Air National Guard for six years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and served for 27 years as clerk of the Bird Island Township.

He is survived by his wife; son: Chuck Amberg of Bird Island; two grandchildren; siblings; Dan (and Bernice) Amberg of Excelsior and Carol (and Don) Skelton of Elgin, Ill

He was preceded in death by a son: Steven, in infancy.