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Ronald J Ebben

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Biography

  • Birth: Ronald J Ebben was born on June 18, 1932 in Thorp, Clark Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on August 20, 1955 in Thorp, Clark Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 31, 2008, at age 75, in Mosinee, Marathon Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Deacon Ronald J. Ebben

    75, Wausau, died peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Cedar Creek Manor, Mosinee.

    He was born June 18, 1932, in Thorp, Wisconsin, son of the late Harvey and Clara (Herman) Ebben. On August 20th, 1955, he married Joanna Badzinski at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Thorp. Ron and Joanna were happily married for 52 years.

    Ron was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict in Army Security in Alaska. Aided by the G.I. Bill, Ron received his Bachelors of Science and Master's Degree from U.W. Stout. He taught Industrial Arts at Webb High School in Reedsburg, WI from 1958-1965, and then at Mayville High School from 1962-1968. He and his family moved to Wausau in 1968 where he was employed as a Drafting and Design instructor at North Central Technical College until his retirement in 1985. Teaching and connecting with his students and fellow staff was one of his greatest satisfactions. In 1986 Ron was named Wisconsin Technical College Teacher of the Year.

    Ron was a man of deep faith which influenced every aspect of his life. Because of his association with the Franciscan Capuchians, he was greatly influenced by Franciscan spirituality. In the 1960's he initiated a ministry to shut-ins at St. Mary's Parish, Wausau. Along with his wife Joanna he served on the first lay board at St. Anthony's Retreat Center, Marathon, WI, where they were also on the Retreat team and with the Marriage Encounter program. Ron started an interfaith Bible study for students and fellow teachers at North Central Technical College and helped to establish the first pre-marriage program in the Wausau Deanery. In 1980, Ron was accepted in the first formation class of permanent deacons for the LaCrosse Diocese and was ordained in 1983 at St. Mary's Catholic church, Wausau, WI. His first deaconate ministry was at St. Mary's church under Father Fred Kulovitz. Later he worked at St. Anthony's Retreat Center as a spiritual advisor and on various programs including Marriage Encounter. He also directed the Family Retreat program. He continued ministering to the sick and homebound, and performing baptisms (including five of his grandchildren). Ron was the first Deacon in the Wausau Deanery to witness marriages, also performing this rite for three of his own children and several nieces and nephews.

    Ron served as a volunteer chaplain and bereavement minister for the Hospice Program at the Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. In 2004 Ron was awarded the Brother James Miller Diocesan award for his work to establish peace and justice. Ron and Joanna also traveled across the Dioceses giving family prayer talks.

    He was recently acknowledged and congratulated by Bishop Jerome Listecki on the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the Order of Deacon. In the last several years when Ron's mobility became limited, he continued what he called a "street ministry" by meeting with people on his daily walks and visits to the mall.

    Besides his first and greatest love, his wife Joanna, Ron loved his children and grandchildren, and students. He loved designing, building and visiting the family cabin, gardening, daily walking and spending time at the YMCA, and simply talking to the people he met.

    His last five months were spent in the gentle care of the staff at Cedar Creek Manor, Mosinee, WI.

    Survivors include his wife, Joanna Ebben, Wausau; six children: Mary (Chuck) Schumacher-Slobodnik, Eau Claire, WI, Tom (Brenda) Ebben, Lafayette, CO, Ann (Tim) McManus, Wausau, WI, Betty (Drew) Ebben-Wimmer, Clintonville, WI, Ellen (Bruce) Williams, Eveleth, MN, Sara (Mark) Koepsell, Worthington, MN; 14 grandchildren: Amanda (Cullen) Schumacher-Ryan and Colin Schumacher, Christina and Michael Ebben, Eric and Allie McManus, Sam Wimmer, Charley Kennedy and Cooper and Sawyer Williams, Joe, Anna, Laura, and Ben Koepsell, and great-grandson Stuart Ryan. Ron is also survived by a brother, Len (Leta) Ebben, Abbotsford and sister, Carol (Rich) Boie, Thorp, and two sisters-in-law Katie Lasage and Lorraine Ebben, and one brother-in-law James Sneen, and many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Clara Ebben, and siblings' Cliff and Clay Ebben, and Rosanne (Ebben) Sneen.

    The liturgy celebrating Ron's life will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 6th, 2008 at The Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Wausau. The Rev. William Grevatch and the Rev. Werner Wolf O.F.M. will preside. Visitation will be on Friday, June 6th, from 3:30 p.m. until the time of services at the Church. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

    Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.

    Online condolences can be sent to www.petersonkraemer.com.
  • Ordination: He was ordained in 1983 in Deacon.
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Mary Ebben

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Thomas H Ebben

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Brenda M Lepore

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Ann Marie Ebben

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Timothy James Mcmanus

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Elizabeth Joan Ebben

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Drew Kelly Wimmer

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Ellen Ebben

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Bruce Williams

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Sara Jean Ebben

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Mark Alan Koepsell

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Leonard Ebben

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Carol Ebben

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Family: Richard Boie

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Richard Boie

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Family: Carol Ebben

Rosanne M Ebben

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Biography

  • Birth: Rosanne M Ebben was born in 1935.
  • Death: She died in 1996, at age ~61, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, Wisconsin.
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James O Sneen

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Family: Rosanne M Ebben (b. 1935, d. 1996)

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Wilford Immel

M, b. July 5, 1902, d. August 14, 1983

Family: Retta Loos (b. December 23, 1905, d. June 17, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilford Immel was born on July 5, 1902 in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 14, 1983, at age 81.

Retta Loos

F, b. December 23, 1905, d. June 17, 1994

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Family: Wilford Immel (b. July 5, 1902, d. August 14, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Retta Loos was born on December 23, 1905.
  • Death: She died on June 17, 1994, at age 88, in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Arthur Loos

M, b. July 17, 1898, d. February 11, 1971

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Family: Edna Schmidt (b. September 22, 1901, d. April 23, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur Loos was born on July 17, 1898 in Town of Ellington, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Edna Schmidt were married on August 12, 1922 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arthur Loos died on February 11, 1971, at age 72, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Edna Schmidt

F, b. September 22, 1901, d. April 23, 1993

Family: Arthur Loos (b. July 17, 1898, d. February 11, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Edna Schmidt was born on September 22, 1901 in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arthur Loos were married on August 12, 1922 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edna Schmidt died on April 23, 1993, at age 91, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Leona Loos

F, b. May 6, 1902, d. March 31, 1995

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Biography

  • Birth: Leona Loos was born on May 6, 1902.
  • Death: She died on March 31, 1995, at age 92, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.