Ebeling, Alvin C.
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Alvin C. Ebeling loving son, father, grandfather and friend passed away unexpectedly on August 25 at his home in Scottsdale Arizona. Al was born on April 15, 1936 to Alvin and Eleanore Ebeling in New York Mills, Minnesota. The Family including sister Janice and brother Ron moved to Brewster, Minnesota where they farmed for many years. He graduated from Brewster High School 1954, where some of his fondest memories were on the basketball court with his friends. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture. Al joined the US Army in 1958. He completed basic training in San Antonio, then transferred to Boston, Massachusetts with the Military Police. He rose to rank of Corporal. He trained and handled military guard dogs for Army installations. On June 25th 1960 Al married Ila (Gus) Peterson. He became a father in 1962 when his eldest daughter Julie was born. Nine years later his youngest daughter, Jenny was born. In 1982, he moved his family from Hugo, Minnesota to Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2003 the light of his life was born, when his daughter Jenny gave birth to his only granddaughter, Cydney Jo Lowrie. He worked for Western Electric/AT&T retiring as a Supervisor-Installer after 39 years of dedicated service. He was also a member of the Hugo Volunteer Fire Department, serving as the secretary. He was a Boy Scout leader and one of the key founding members of the Shepherd of the Fields Lutheran Church. Al was an involved member of his church. He enjoyed antiques and visiting auctions. He also loved baseball and play cards with family and coworkers. With his "Be Happy" attitude he never met a stranger. He was always there for his girls and his family. Services will be held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church (3110 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale) on Friday, August 30th. Viewing will be held from 9 - 9:30, Service begins at 9:30. He will be laid to rest at the National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix. He is survived by mother, Eleanore Ebeling; siblings, Janice Pomerenke (Dick), and Ron (Annette) Daughters, Julie Amaro (Fred); Jenny Lowrie (Calvin) and granddaughter Cydney. He is also survived by numerous family and friends, including Ila (Gus) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin E. Ebeling. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 29, 2013