John Arnold ‘Unk’ Ebert

April 19, 1924 - May 21, 2007

John Arnold ‘Unk’ Ebert, 83, of Waukesha, died Monday, May 21, 2007. John was born in Milwaukee on April 19, 1924, the son of Arnold C. and Helen F. (nee Ploszay) Ebert.

John was a 1947 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and obtained his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. John worked as a transformer design engineer at the Allis Chalmers Co. before becoming the chief design engineer for ASEA Electric in Waukesha. John remained with the company through several name changes and retired in 1996. John was a member of IEEE, Toastmasters International and Faith Baptist Church of Waukesha.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (nee Luthy) Ebert, whom he married Oct. 10, 1970; sisters, Elizabeth J. Mann and Doris O. Romanowicz; sister-in- law, Elizabeth (Gilbert) Quaintance; God-daughter and niece, Susan Birren; nieces, Gail (Chris) Morkemo and Deborah Desjardin; nephews, John Mann, Thomas (Cindy) Mann, Kenneth (Diane) Romanowicz, Mike Romanowicz, Robert (Tracey) Mann and Arnold (Aleta) Romanowicz; 14 great-nieces and nephews; six great-great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends; and his cats, Katie and Foster.

He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Carl; brothers-in-law, John P. Mann III and Donald J. Romanowicz; and sister-in-law, Rose Flexman.

Visitation for John will be held 10:30 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, May 24, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Glen Teasdale will officiate. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorials in John’s name may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (donors@stjude.org).

For further information, please call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshafuneralhome.com.