James Ebert, 84
May 22, 1931 -- Aug. 13, 2015
James Ebert of Grafton entered eternal glory Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in the Lawlis Family Hospice at Columbia St. Maryís Hospital Ozaukee Campus at the age of 84.
Jim was born on May 22, 1931, in Milwaukee. He was the older of two sons born to Herman and Leone (nee Block) Ebert.
He graduated in 1953 from the University of Wisconsin-Madisonís School of Pharmacy. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. For 40 years he worked as a pharmacist at Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Whitefish Bay, supported by his loving wife. He became co-owner and co-manager with his friend, Don Wendorff. A life-long Christian, he served in various congregations of the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod). He was a fervent supporter of its educational and gospel mission efforts; he served on its Southeast Wisconsin District Mission board and for years was on the national board of WELS Kingdom Workers. He enjoyed the beauty and quiet of the outdoors with his wife and best friend, Carol, and spent much of his free time at a second home on a North Woods lake. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling and wintering for many years in Florida.
Jim was married to Carol (nee Parlow) for 60 years and was the father of five children: Gwen Ebert of Madison, Beth (Gary) Evans of Mequon, Kurt (Connie) Ebert of Thiensville, Ruth (Will) Coats of Newberry, S.C., and Claire (Tom) Hawtrey of Union, Ky. He took special joy in his 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He will be missed especially by his wife, his children and their families, and his surviving cousins.
He was preceded in glory by his brother, Dick, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Jimís family is deeply grateful for the wonderful care given by the nursing staff and volunteers at the Lawlis Family Hospice, as well as the ICU Staff at Columbia St. Maryís Ozaukee Campus.
A worship service celebrating Godís grace to Jim took place Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grafton. Visitation was at the church from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. His body will be laid to rest at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg.
Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church or to WELS Kingdom Workers. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.