Eugene "Gene" D. Ambort, age 69, of Davenport, formerly of Blue Grass, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Country Manor, Davenport, Iowa.
Gene was born on February 28, 1950, in Platteville, Wisconsin, the son of James and Marie (Winkler) Patzner. On October 1, 1970, he married Rebecca Allen. Gene later married Edith “Kathie” Switzer on March 16, 2012 in Blue Grass, Iowa. Prior to his retirement in 2010, Gene worked for 33 years at John Deere Works, Davenport. In his earlier years he was an avid trap shooter and member of the Izaak Walton League. Gene enjoyed drag racing and was a car enthusiast his entire life.
Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Kathie Ambort of Blue Grass, Iowa; his sons, Scott (Karen) Ambort of Long Grove, Iowa, Chris (Sarah Lecander) Ambort of Milan, Illinois, Jason Ambort of Davenport; step-daughter, Amanda Switzer of Metairie, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Taylor, Alexis, Mason, Hazel, Lilli; step-grandsons, Charles and Daniel Switzer; siblings, Bob (Bonnie) Ambort of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Dave (Beth) Ambort of Potosi, Wisconsin, Cindy (Dan) Leibfried of Potosi, Wisconsin, Lisa (Neil Friederick) Ambort of Potosi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Patzner, Reuben and Marie Ambort.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi, Wisconsin with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Private family inurnment will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Tennyson. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials in Gene's honor may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi is assisting the family.