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Official Obituary of

Donald J. Ebben

November 19, 1930 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Donald Ebben Obituary

Donald J. Ebben, age 93, passed away on February 24, 2024. He was born on November 19, 1930 to William and Gertrude (Linskens) Ebben at home in the town of Vandenbroek. He always remembered the times when he walked the mile and a half to the Town school. Electricity did not come to their school nor his home until 1937.

On October 30, 1953 Don was united in marriage to Dorothy Olson and they enjoyed 71 years together. Two months after they married, he was drafted to the U.S. Marines. After basic training he was assigned to a Supply Base in San Francisco where Dorothy was permitted to join him during his assignment.

Don was employed at Menasha Corporation for 35 years and retired on December 1, 1989 as the Neenah Plant Personnel Manager. They enjoyed 13 years between Northern Wisconsin and Las Vegas. They then moved back to Little Chute and he has now been a 22-year member of the American Legion Post 258 where he proudly served on their Color Guard for many years.

Donald is survived by his children: David (Sandy), Steven (Patricia), and Dean (Nancy); sister, Lucille Hietpas; brother, James Ebben; grandchildren: Nicholas (Jen) Ebben, Steven Ebben, Jacquelyn Kramer, and Samantha (Luke Halbach) Ebben; great grandchildren: Carter Lupien, Kimberly Lupien, Cassius Halbach, Leo Ebben, and Lauren Ebben. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law: Darlene, Vera, Naomi (Steve) Spaulding, and Roseann, as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy; his parents; brothers: Martin (Elizabeth) Ebben, Bob (Gladys) Ebben; sister-in-law, Marilyn Ebben; and brother-in-law, Roger Hietpas.

A funeral Mass for Donald will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. with full military honors at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 411 Vandenbroek St., Little Chute. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:30 a.m. and will continue until the time of the service. For online condolences, please visit

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February 29, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St John Nepomucene Catholic Church (Vandenbroek Street)

Funeral Mass
February 29, 2024

11:00 AM
St John Nepomucene Catholic Church (Vandenbroek Street)


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