Frederick W. Ebert, Jr. was taken by the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Fred was born to the late Fred and Viola (Wessel) Ebert on the family farm in Algoma on August 25, 1932. He is a long time member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Green Bay.
Fred had a passion for family, his faith, the farming community and helping anyone in need. His infectious smile was the invite of a person who enjoyed giving to others.
Fred was incredibly proud of his German and Kewaunee County roots having researched and documented his first German immigrant relation and the family farm back to the early 1800’s in great detail. He volunteered at the Kewaunee historical society to tell any visitors willing to listen about the area he was proud of and grew up in.
Fred was a disciplined and detailed man who had a thirst and great knack for “how things worked”. He was the neighborhood fix it man and people always gave Fred a look at their broken stuff before they threw it away. His hard working farm roots gave him the foundation and skill to later become an accomplished tool and die maker, machinist and a certified welder. Fred referred to himself as an inventor and problem solver and was granted three US patents unrelated to his employment. Fred’s idea of a good time on Saturday was to tear something apart to see how it worked!
Fred wanted his family to know the outdoors and understand country living and animals. There were always plenty of cats, dogs, horses and other critters to enjoy as family pets and of course going up north deer hunting with the boys was one of his passions. He participated in the “up north” deer camp until just a couple of years ago and always had a smile helping the girls with their horses later in life.
Although Fred never served in the military, he had a deep respect for veterans and was very proud to be an honorary member of the Sullivan-Wallen post of the American Legion in Green Bay. He donated countless hours to help build the “40 & 8” locomotive for the post in Green Bay which appeared for many years in regional parades to honor WWI and WWII veterans.
Fred is survived by his four children: Cindy (Larry Madsen) Seiler, Tom (Judy), Diane (Jerry) Mancheski and Tim (Kathleen); one sister, Delores (Milton) Rodrian, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Viola and three sisters: Betty (Gabe) Karnitz, Virginia (Frank) Prokash and Lucille (Walter) Vandertie.
Friends and family may visit Newcomer Funeral Home at 340 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay, Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm followed by prayer service at 6:00 pm. All are also welcome to a gathering at Chicago Street Pub in De Pere following the service for food and refreshments.
The family is especially thankful for the support of everyone at Angels Touch assisted living, dear family friend, Sheila Steinfeldt, and Fred’s close friend and cousin, Dick Wessel.