SUN CITY, ARIZ. -- Willard H. "Will" Ebeling, 75, died Monday (March 18, 2002) at his home in Sun City, Ariz.
He was born Feb. 8, 1927, to Edwin Nathan and Laura Catherine (Lintner) Ebeling at Atwood. He attended school in Atwood, Concordia and Clay Center, Kan.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.
On Feb. 7, 1958, he married Donna Marie Periman in Durango, Colo. He worked as a facility engineer for Mountain Bell Telephone Company of Denver for 36 years. He began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Salina, Kan. He was a resident of Broomfield, Colo., and Arizona.
He was a member of the Congregational Church of Sun City, the Telephone Pioneers, a 51-year member of Lafayette Lodge No. 91 AF & AM in Lafayette, Colo., Memorial Lodge No. 1 AF & AM in Colorado, Scottish Rite and El Jebel Shrine in Denver, Excelsior Chapter No. 66, Order of Eastern Star in Lafayette, Preceptory Legion of Honor of Colorado DeMolay. He was active in Boy Scouts, and served as chairman of the Advisory Board of Broomfield Chapter Order of DeMolay while in Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ernest E. Ebeling.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of Sun City; two sons, Ronald and wife, Diane Ebeling of Lafayette, and Gregory and wife, Leigh Anne Ebeling of Prattville, Ala.; one daughter, Kara Lynn and husband, Jeff Gwin of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Creta Ann and husband, Buddy Bowels of Topeka, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Neva Ebeling of Topeka; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at Brantley Funeral Chapel in Atwood with Rev. Wayne Stephens officiating and military honors by Sam Hubbard of the American Legion Post 46. Interment will be at the Atwood Fairview Cemetery with graveside rites by the Atwood Masonic Lodge 164 AF & AM. Visitation will be Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m., until service time, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Shriners Crippled Children's Fund or to the American Diabetes Association.
Brantley Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.