THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Duane F. Ebert
Issue Date: December 26, 2018
Duane F. Ebert, 83, of Green Bay passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.
Born April 13, 1935 in the living quarters of his father's cheese factory in the Town of Morgan, Oconto County, to Walter A. and Florence T. (Schwab) Ebert, he graduated from Oconto High School in 1953 and Marinette Teachers' College in 1955. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wisconsin State University in Oshkosh in 1966. He taught in Oconto County, St. Nicholas School, Freedom, Resurrection School in Allouez and the Howard Suamico School District, where he taught elementary education for 31 years, retiring in 1993.
A lifetime passion for history, historic preservation, and genealogy, along with collecting of period antiques, he held a membership in many area historical groups and was a life member and Director Emeritus of the Oconto County Historical Society and a life member of Brown County Historical Society.
He also was a member of the Wrightstown Historical Society, Seymour Area Historical Society and was affiliated with historical groups of Freedom Area Historical Society, Pulaski Area Historical Society, Neville Public Museum, belonged to the Trust for Historic Preservation, the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society and was Chairman of the organization committee for the Green Bay Diocese Museum at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.
He was honored by the Brown County Historical Society, the Oconto County Historical Society, the Howard-Suamico Education Association and the City of Green Bay for his work in history and education. He was devoted to his Catholic faith and prayed the Rosary daily.
He is survived by two brothers, Clayton (Audrey) Ebert and Gary (Myrna) Ebert and their children.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter, on March 1, 1965 and his mother, Florence, on March 2, 2000.
Friends called at Blaney Funeral Home in Green Bay on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 3 p.m. until time of a Parish Wake Service and the Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay on Thursday, Dec, 20 from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Joseph Dorner officiated with burial in St. Sebastian Cemetery in Issar.