Arthur "Art" L. Ebert Jr.

Arthur "Art" L. Ebert Jr. of Mequon, former longtime resident of Fox Point, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the age of 77. Memorial services will be held for Arthur at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217. The Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon is serving the family.

Arthur "Art" L. Ebert Jr. was born and raised in Milwaukee, the son of Clara and Arthur L. Ebert Sr. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Northwestern University and was a member and past president of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Art graduated from Northwestern Law School and was a member of Law Review and Order of the Coif.

Art served in the U.S. Navy for three years as a Supply Corps officer. In 1959, the family moved to Fox Point and he went into law practice with his father at Ebert & Ebert Law Firm. For many years, Art also practiced law at the family law firm with his late brother Larry and his late nephew John. After the death of his father and nephew, Art joined the law firm of Godfrey, Braun and Frazier until his retirement in 2003.

Art was always active in community endeavors. As a member of the Fox Point School Board, he served as its president. Art was a director of the Capital Marine Bank and president of the North Side Lions Club. He was both a moderator and chairman of the trustees at North Shore Congregational Church. He served as a Mequon alderman and, as a member of Kiwanis, he worked with special needs children.

Art will always be remembered for his integrity and devotion to his family and community.

Art was the devoted and cherished husband for 54 years of Joan (née Rydin); the loving father of Karen (John) Yancey, Linda (Tim) Halfmann and Judith Ebert; the proud grandfather of Michael, Patrick, Matthew, Meghan and Stephen; and the dear brother of the late Lawrence (Anne) and the late Lois (the late David) Weis. Art is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Artís name may be directed to his church, the North Shore Congregational Church in Fox Point, or the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Artís caregivers at the Highlands at NewCastle Place in Mequon. For online condolences, visit