Mattie Marie Ebben, 92, was welcomed into heaven on Friday, July 22, 2022 surrounded by her family. Mattie was born on February 16, 1930 to Matthew and Marie (Thyssen) Van Groll. On October 28, 1952 she was united in marriage to Marvin Ebben. They shared almost 70 years of commitment and devotion. Family was the most important thing to Mattie. Nothing brought her more joy than seeing her family gather and create memories. She would always look at Marv with pride and say “look what we started”.
To know Mattie was to love her. Many were touched by her kind and gentle spirit. It was her compassion for others that led her to a career she loved as a medical assistant.
Mattie is survived by her husband Marv, four children; Dave (Lynn) Ebben, Debbie (Randy) Jack, Jean (Pat) Gaffney, and Jim (Ammie) Ebben, 13 grandchildren; Matthew (Irene) Ebben, Brad (Andrea) Ebben, Danielle (Nick) Hallett, Derek (Kristy) Jack, Chris (Katie) Jack, Rob (Kristin) Jack, Ryan (Alisa) Gaffney, Jason (Michelle) Gaffney, Kelyn (Andy) Navarrete, Beau (Beth) Ebben, Bailey (Patrick) Lagman, Brett (special friend, Elise) Ebben, and Bryce (special friend, Annika) Ebben, 17 great grandchildren; Easton, Josh, Nolan, Austin, Emily, Eli, Colin, Elena, Kaylee, Bennett, Keaton, Averie, Logan, Tressa, Mattie, Lylah, and Harlow, a brother Bob (Sue) Kreikamp, sisters-in-law; Barbara Levandowski, Betty Verbruggen, Ida Mae Hammen, a brother-in-law fr. Bertrand Ebben, O.P., nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mattie was preceded in death by her parents, her step father Harry Kreikamp, a brother Jim (Maxine) Kriekamp, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Bob Ebben, Rich (Jakie) Ebben, Ione (Bill) Van SamBeek, Rita Ebben, John Levandowski, John Verbruggen, and Bill Hammen.
The family will always be thankful for the wonderful staff at Country Villa in Little Chute and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for the exceptional care and love extended to Mom
The funeral mass for Mattie will be held on August 4th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 410 Wallace St., Combined Locks. A time of visitation will be held on August 4th from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. For online condolences please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations will be directed to Mattie’s favorite children’s charities.