Obituary of Marion F. Ebert
Marion France Ebert, 89 of Iowa City passed away peacefully Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City from complications of advanced age. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Sharon Center United Methodist Church in rural Johnson County, with the Reverend Doug Cue officiating. At his request, his remains have been donated for research to the University of Iowa. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Marion was born April 14, 1917, in Gaza, Iowa (OBrien County), the third of three children born to Henry Ebert Jr. and Ida (France) Ebert. Their family lived in Sibley, Ocheyedan and Tipton, Iowa where he graduated from Tipton High School in 1935. Following graduation he joined the CCC and spent two years working at the Lake McBride State Park. Following this he enrolled in the Tipton Junior College graduating two years later in 1939. In 1941 he was employed by the USDA with his first assignment in the CCC camp in Clarksville, Iowa. Later he was transferred to the soil conservation district at Chariton, Iowa. During WWII he served in the 627th. Tank Division Battalion being stationed in Hawaii in U.S. Army. Following his military service he returned to work in the Soil Conservation Department in the Fairfield, Iowa area. In 1947 he transferred to Iowa City. Here in Iowa City Marion became a member of the Iowa Mountaineers where he was to meet his wife, Helen Sublett, and they were later married on June 17, 1951. In 1980 he retired from the Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of the Sharon Center United Methodist Church, former Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 203 in Iowa City, a fifty year member of the Iowa City Masonic Lodge #4. Had been a longtime volunteer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, clocking in over 2000 volunteer hours. In his later years, one of his monthly joys was to take his pets to Atrium Village in Hills for their pet therapy visits. Marion enjoyed his family, his cats, dogs, camping and the great outdoors. Marions family includes his two sons, Mark F. Ebert (Terri Wilson) of Kilbourne, IA; and Karl W. Ebert (Jeannie) of Coralville; daughter, Dr. Mary A. Ebert of Iowa City; two grandchildren, Adam W. Ebert of Libertyville, IA, and Rebecca R. Ebert of Wichita, KS; three great-grandchildren, Austin, Teya, and Rhiannon Ebert; and several nieces, nephews and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Glen Ebert, sister, Violet Stewart, and his wife, Helen. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Marions family and his services.