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Amber Tharp 01/10/2022

Amber Gene Tharp, age 42 of New Richmond, WI, died on Monday, January 10, 2022 at her home in New Richmond from complications of Wegener’s Disease. Amber was born the favorite daughter of the four A-named girls to Gene and Nancy (Knoble) Tharp on September 23, 1979 in Prairie du Chien, WI. She grew up in New Richmond. Many a times she whipped donuts or injured her nose playing softball while attending New Richmond High School with the class of ’98.
After high school Amber welcomed her son, Bryce Tharp. Amber was committed 100% to being a kickass mom, and that remained her mission for the rest of her life. She also claimed her nephew and nieces as her own often taking them on runs to Starbucks. Amber was generous with family and to those who knew her as evident by the Amazon packages that are still arriving. Her love was fierce, and often loud.
Professionally she was a stenographer.
Amber enjoyed the outdoors whether she was hiking, camping, taking scenic photos, or Pokemon-ing. She liked to play card games, especially 500. In the afterlife she fills the fourth seat with her Grandmother Leona Tharp, Uncle Dave Tharp, and Aunt Barbara Tharp Shirley as the other cards at the table. Her son, Bryce Tharp; parents, Gene and Nancy Tharp; sisters, Angela (Forrest) Williams, Andrea Tharp, and Amanda Tharp; nieces and nephew, Isaac, Lauren and Olivia; and many other relatives, cousins and friends fondly remember an independent and strong-willed woman. Her snappy remarks and just so attitude will be missed. A Celebration of Amber’s Life was held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 1-5 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the livestream of the visitation for Amber.



  • Nancy Magoon Posted January 13, 2022 9:30 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Chuck and Nancy Magoon Posted January 13, 2022 9:31 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Shelia Lainhart Posted January 16, 2022 3:30 am

    My heartfelt condolences. I would’ve been honored to have met her. May she watch down upon you and show you signs that she is next to you. With warmest regards.

  • Tammy & Kelly Rundle Posted January 16, 2022 11:59 am

    We are brokenhearted for Amber’s loved ones. We have no words to express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of this beautiful soul. We count ourselves very fortunate to have had her a part of our lives, though for such a brief time. We send our love, our support, our hope for comfort and peace. We are grateful for the best memories we shared with Amber and hold them so close to our hearts now and forever.

  • Karen Knoble Posted January 17, 2022 8:09 pm

    My deepest sympathies for the loss of your dear Amber. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Love & hugs.

  • Stephen Adkins Posted January 22, 2022 2:21 pm

    Life comes and goes but left us with a angel may God watch over u dearly 💘 much

  • Randy Hodnett Posted May 17, 2022 6:11 pm

    I met Amber in 2000 when we were students at WITC. She was a nice young lady and we worked together on a couple of assignments. She had a great personality and a cute laugh. We graduated in 2002 and as is in life went our separate ways. I have found memories of Amber and was saddened to just have learned of her passing. May she Rest in Peace and may God continue to comfort her family and friends.

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