In Memory

Joseph Ebbert

Joseph J. Ebbert


Joseph J. Ebbert Jr., 76, passed away at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Alton Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Alton, son of Joseph J. Sr. and Gladys Rachel (Bockstruck) Ebbert.

He married the former Marolyn Pinkerton on Dec. 7, 1962, at the First Methodist Church in Wood River. She survives.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Alton and graduated from Alton High School in 1951 and Rankin Technical Institute. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a M.P. and was a member of the pistol team. He was a member of the Alton VFW Post 1308 in Alton, and a member of the Alton Eagles Lodge and Ducks Unlimited.

He retired from Hutchinson Foundry Products after 43 years of service.

In addition to his wife, Marolyn Ebbert of Godfrey, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jenny and Roger Frazier of Marble Hill, Mo., and Nancy Ebbert of Quincy, Ill.; one grandson, Elijah John Frazier; a sister, Virginia Porter of Godfrey; two sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Jerry King of Wood River and Pat and Roy Haug of Rosewood Heights.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter Ebbert; one sister, Dorothy James; and a brother-in-law, Dale Porter.

Cremation rites were accorded.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service was at 3 p.m., with military rites by VFW 1308 at 3:30 on Saturday, July 10, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Inurnment was held at a later date at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited or the World Bird Sanctuary.