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Virgie R. Ebert

1924 - 2008


Virgie R. Ebert, 84, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.


Funeral services will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Meissner of Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.


Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.


Memorials in Virgie's name may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown.


Virgie was born in Watertown on March 26, 1924, daughter of Arthur and Ida (Willman) Fenner. She was a 1942 graduate of Watertown High School and on Dec. 11, 1943, she married Oliver B. Ebert at the German Methodist Church parsonage in Watertown.


Virgie had been employed at the former Glen Manufacturing in Watertown and Kroger's Grocery Store in Watertown, Lake Mills, Lake Geneva and Oconomowoc. She had also been employed at the former Elliott's Ladies Store, Dr. C. Bergmann and Dr. Wm. Buchholtz dental offices, all in Watertown.


Virgie and her husband had owned and operated the former Ebert's Grocery Store located on West Main Street in Watertown. They were very active during their retirement in the Mesa, Ariz., area, where they lived for several years.


She was a lifelong member of Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown, a former trustee and was involved with many other committees within the church. She was also a member of the Plattdeutscher Ladies Auxiliary in Watertown.


Virgie enjoyed sewing, crafts and gardening.


Survivors include her nieces, Mary (Joseph) Huser of Wisconsin Rapids, Barbara (Steve) Gregory of Watertown and Shelly Rosenstock of Milwaukee; nephews, William (Elaine) Plante, Jesse (Gloria) Plante and Thomas (Theresa) Plante, all of Wisconsin Rapids; and a cousin, Wesley Stiemke of Madison.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Oliver, on Feb. 4, 1994.




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