Milton G. Ebeling Jr., 88, Owatonna
Milton "Milt" George Ebeling, Jr., 88, of Owatonna, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.
He was born June 5, 1930, in Meriden Township, the son of Milton and Mabel (Brown) Ebeling. He attended country school in Meriden Township and Aurora Township when the family moved to a farm there. He graduated from Owatonna High School Class of 1949.
He was united in marriage to Joyce Linse on Jan. 10, 1953, in Blooming Prairie. The couple operated a dairy farm in Aurora Township in Steele County. Along with dairy farming, Milt worked with the Civil Defense for a short time and at the ASCS office. He served on the Aurora Township Board for many years, was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, National Farmers Organization and Associated Church.
Milt was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He dearly missed his wife of 60 years, Joyce, after her passing in October of 2013. They had a loving marriage, raising their family and trips with two close couples each winter to Las Vegas. He also enjoyed hunting trips up near Blackduck with his buddies and most recently rides in the country to look at the crops.
He is survived by his children, Pam (Doug) Hoiland of Rogers, Terry (Tammy) Ebeling of Owatonna and Cindy (Greg) Lammers of Owatonna; nine grandchildren, Grant (Tara) Holthus, Kyle (Nissa Dahle) Holthus, Megan (Ryan) Braun, Michael (Heather) Ebeling, Melissa (Aaron) Jenkins, Laura (fiancé, Nick Chadderdon) Ebeling, Brock Lammers and Beau (Heather) Lammers; great-grandchildren, Bree, Emerson, Amelia, Archer, Logan, Jack, Liam and Dominic and sister, Margaret Matkovic of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Ebeling; siblings, Glodine Jones, Delores "Dee" and Bill Pirtle, and Charles and Carole Ebeling; and brother-in-law, Joe Matkovic.
Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 4-7 p.m. and at Associated Church on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Associated Church with Rev. Coqui Conkey officiating. A private interment will be held at the Steele Center Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Homestead Hospice House or donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Michaelson Funeral Home of Owatonna.