DAVENPORT -- Paul J. Ebeling, a lifelong resident of Davenport, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at his home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Mr. Ebeling was employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co. and its local predecessor, Englehart Manufacturing. He retired in 1972 after 30 years of service. He was born Nov. 17, 1911, in Davenport, to noted local architect Arthur H. Ebeling (1882-1965) and his wife Bridget "Belle" (McCarthy) Ebeling (1878-1968). He married Jeanette E. Kieffert on June 2, 1941, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. He was an alumnus of St. Ambrose Academy and College and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He was a cancer survivor since 1991 and participated in various support groups. He enjoyed trains and automobiles, travel and music, photography, television and reading. He enjoyed visiting with old-timers and helping friends in need. He never missed a Mississippi Valley Fair since its inception. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice; American Cancer Society; Carmelite Monastery, Eldridge, Iowa; or a favorite charity. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Donna Ebeling, Moline, and John and Judy Ebeling, Davenport; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Alice (Mrs. Art) Hall, Davenport; two nieces and his caregiver, Pam Oosting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette, Sept. 7, 1998; an infant brother, Arthur; and an infant sister, Patricia.
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