Dorothy and William Ebel

Posted on Dec 10th,2011 in  Aitkin County


Dorothy and William Ebel

Dorothy J. Ebel, 74, Aitkin, died Dec. 5, 2011, at her home. William Ebel, 79, Aitkin, died Dec. 6, 2011, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.

Dorothy was born Dec. 11, 1936, at Hermleigh, Texas, the daughter of Oscar and Thekla (Lieke) Coldewey. She grew up and attended schools at Brookesmith, Texas, graduating from high school there in 1955. She then attended Concordia at Austin, Texas, and received her AA degree in 1957. During that summer she attended Concordia at River Forest. She taught at Our Saviors School in Houston, Texas, for two years. She then attended Concordia Teachers College at Seward, Neb. She married William Ebel on June 19, 1960, at Brownwood, Texas. She taught at St. John’s at Young America for a short time. She attended Concordia College in St. Paul, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. She raised her family and lived at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mayer, Minn., Edwardsville, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., prior to retiring to the Aitkin area in 1994. She and her husband spent a number of winters in Florida. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer A. Ebel, Houston, Texas; William and Anne Ebel, Mount Clemens, Mich.; Jonathon and Candice Ebel, Waukesha, Wis.; and Elizabeth Ebel, Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, Lucas, Noah, Seth, Josiah, Christiana, Jeanette, William III, Hannah and Olivia; sisters, Gladys (Edward) Reich, Charlotte, N.C.; and Marilyn (Don) Comotto, Hendersonville, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Sat., Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. David Becker officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service at the church. Burial will be Mon., Dec. 12, at noon at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley.

Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.

 

William was born Aug. 17, 1932, at Prior Lake, the son of Alvin and Leona (Luedke) Ebel. He attended schools at Prior Lake and then attended Concordia Academy in St. Paul where he graduated in 1950. He then attended Concordia College in St. Paul for one year prior to entering the U.S. Army. He served from 1950 to 1951. Upon his discharge he returned to, and graduated from, Concordia Junior College in St. Paul. He then taught at Silver Creek and Young America for a time. He then attended Concordia Teacher College in Seward, Neb., graduating from there in 1957. He married Dorothy Coldewey on June 19, 1960, at Brownwood, Texas. He taught in Ft. Wayne, Ind., where he taught at Holy Cross. They then moved to Mayer, Minn., where he taught and coached at Mayer Lutheran High School for 17 years. He then moved his family to Edwardsville, Ill., and served as principal of Metro East Lutheran High School for two years. They then moved to the Milwaukee, Wis., where he served as Vice President of Admissions for Concordia University until his retirement in 1994. Upon his retirement they moved to the Aitkin area and have lived here since. He did serve as a professor at the American University in Estonia the Ukraine and China for short times after his retirement. He and his wife spent a number of winters in Florida. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer A. Ebel, Houston, Texas; William and Anne Ebel, Mount Clemens, Mich.; Jonathon and Candice Ebel, Waukesha, Wis.; Elizabeth Ebel, Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, Lucas, Noah, Seth, Josiah, Christiana, Jeanette, William III, Hannah and Olivia; and brother, Frederick (Nancy) Ebel, Post Falls, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Sat., Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. David Becker officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. services at the church. Burial will be Monday at noon at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. Military honors will be provided by the Aitkin VFW and American Legion Posts and also the Camp Ripley Honor Guard.

Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral

.com.

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