Carvel ‘Carl’ Ebert

Carvel Ebert, fondly known as "Carl" by many friends, passed Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; daughter, Nanette, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and son, Brian, of San Mateo, Calif.

He was born in Rockland, graduated from Reedsville High School and married Beatrice Sampe of Manitowoc 58 years ago. He also is survived by his brothers, William and Gerald of Reedsville; a sister, Rosema of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren, Andrew and Haley Ebert of San Mateo, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Carl was well-known in his community for his great ability to play hardball and was asked to play on several semi-professional teams as a centerfielder. Among teams he played for was the New Holstein Ball Club that won Wisconsin’s state baseball tournament, qualifying the team to represent Wisconsin in the National Baseball Congress Tournament in Wichita, Kan. New Holstein went deep in the tournament, earning seventh place among the 48 teams in attendance.

Carl took work with a commercial photography company, Photography, Inc. in De Pere. Originally hired in sales, Carl wound up owning the company by the time he retired in 1980. Work for Photography, Inc. moved Carl and Beatrice to Waukesha in 1953. There they started their family and Carl continued playing baseball, starring on teams populated by players half his age.

Carl’s enthusiasm for sports continued throughout his life, competing with and frequently getting the better of many softball players and golfers far his junior.