Ebert, Britney Raquel
In the final minutes of Thursday, May 12, Britney Raquel Ebert gained her pair of angel wings. Britney passed away unexpectedly in the presence of her mother, Renee, and father, Randy, in the comfort of her home. Britney was born on August 21,1996 in Green Bay. She lived as happy and comfortable in her 19 years as anyone can aspire to, as she was so deeply loved by anyone who knew her. Britney grew up in her loving home where she was the source of all light for her parents, Randy and Renee, older brother, Jordan, and twin sister, Whitney.
Britney was not born with special needs, she was born with limitations. In a world filled with peer pressure, she did not live a single one of her days to impress anyone else. She was as honest as a person could be. Even before the day that Brit entered this world she was given limits to what she could do. She exceeded everyone's expectations and touched more people than we all wish to in our lives. All the while, she taught us to realize and appreciate what really matters in life. These things will not change. She will live on in us forever, just as our love for her.
Much like Britney's relationship with Emily, our appreciation for the Rankin family simply cannot be put into words. Emily started as an aide for Brit at school, but her love for Britney exceeded far beyond that. Their welcoming home, just down the road, became one of few places where Brit felt comfortable and content. Jayme and Emily Rankin and their family became Brit's extended family and the bond between themselves and Brit will live on forever.
"Britty" as all her loved ones knew her, is survived by her full immediate family; maternal grandparents, Wenzel Jr. and Karen Hrabik (Grandpa and Grandma "Bucko"); paternal grandparents, Henry Jr. and Carol Ebert (Grandpa and Grandma on the Farm); aunts, uncles, and cousins, Jack and Rhonda Jadin and their son Taylor and his fiance Abby; Ron and Sheila Powers and their children Tyler, Samantha, and Tommy; Troy and Vicki Hrabik and their sons Brandon and Bryce; Rick Hrabik and special friend Mary and her son Greg; Steve and Suzie Sutherland, his daughter Nikki and Dave Dion and their sons Darren and Jacob, his daughter Erica Sutherland and her son Kyler. Britney will always be remembered by her grandparents as their "special little girl".
Brit is joining in heaven her maternal great-grandparents, Orville and Elda Duescher; Wenzel Sr. and Ella Hrabik, later married to Lorraine; her paternal great-grandparents, Elmer and Myrtle Mickelson, later married to Florence; Henry Sr. and Viola Ebert.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 17 for visitation at Algoma High School (1715 Division St.) from 3 to 8pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church (406 4th St.) in Algoma. Visitation continues at the church from 9 to 11am, with service directly after, at 11am with Rev John Moll and Joel Gaertner officiating. Burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery in Rankin. Succeeding the burial, family and friends are gathering at Britney's home (N6939 Cty. D) for a celebratory meal in her honor and remembrance. We encourage all to attend.
The Ebert family would like to give a special thanks to Pastor Moll, the Algoma Rescue, Kew. Co. Sheriff's Dept., and coroner. We greatly appreciate their kind words and actions in this difficult time. Britney had a love for school because of all the awesome people that influenced her life while she was there. Over the course of her much too short life, Britney was surrounded by the most loving and genuine community that one could ever hope for.
Britney, we will miss your hand to hold, your smile to brighten our day, and the indefinable way that you expressed yourself. Most of all, we will miss your hugs and kisses. We will look back forever and reflect that the little things you taught us were actually the big things. Our house will not be the same without "our little greeter", but we look forward to you greeting us in Heaven. We love you forever Babe.
The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, assisted the family with arrangements.
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Published by Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 16 to May 21, 2016.