Earl Ebersol

Earl Ebersol Chief Master Sergeant Earl Joseph Ebersol, 84, passed away January 2, 2013. He was the third son of Joseph and Florence Farney Ebersol, born July 19, 1928 on the Ebersol dairy farm in Beaver Falls, NY. Earl worked on the family farm before moving to Lowville where he worked for the NY State Hwy Department pointing snowplows. In 1948 he joined the US Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and in 1949 he married his junior high sweetheat, Erna, where over the years they were relocated to eight foreign countries and 9 different states within the US. After 30 years of service, he retired in 1978. In 1980 Earl joined the Austin Saengerrunde Club where he and Erna were very active members. He served as entertainment chairman for many years. Earl enjoyed traveling, singing tenor in the Austin Saengerrunde Manner Choir, woodworking, spending time with his family and embracing his German heritage. He is preceded in death by his wife Erna of 63 years, his parents Joseph and Florence Ebersol, his brothers, Paul and Milton Ebersol and his nephew, Gary Ebersol. He is survived by son Barry of Pagosa Springs, CO, daughter Lynne Sherman and husband Larry of Las Vegas, NV and son Joseph and wife Jan of Austin, TX, three granddaughters and two great granddaughters. A memorial service will be held at Austin Peel & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2pm followed by a family visitation. Graveside services at Fort Sam, San Antonio, TX will follow at a later date. Donations may be made to the Austin Saengerrunde Manner Choir, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701.



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 4, 2013