Bob Ebbesen age 90 of Redwood Falls passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Wood Dale Nursing Home. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 22 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 21 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Military honors by the Redwood Falls Legion and VFW will follow. Memorials are preferred to Friends of the Park. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bob B. Ebbesen was born September 15, 1924 to Maud (Hines) and Eric T. Ebbesen in Revere, Minnesota. He graduated from Lamberton High School in 1942 and then worked on the family farm. Bob was drafted into the US Army in 1943. In 1946, his father died and he returned home to work on the farm. Bob attended Macalester College and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1952. Following graduation, he began practice with the Morten and Foreman Law Firm in Redwood Falls. Beginning in 1955, Bob also worked every Wednesday at their Lamberton office until its closing in 2005. In 1959, the office in Redwood Falls changed its name to Foreman and Ebbesen and in 1995 it changed to Ebbesen and Sarrazin. In 2002, it changed to Ebbesen, Passe and Whitmore. Bob retired in January 2007 after having worked for 55 years.
Bob was involved in several clubs, organizations, and boards, including Rotary Club in 1952, where he served as President in 1973. He resigned in December 2006 after having been a member for 44 years. In 1955, Bob became the attorney for the Redwood Electric Cooperative in Clements. He retired in 2002 after 47 years. He was also the Redwood County attorney from 1955 through 1966 and again from 1987 through 1991.
Bob and Pamela enjoyed hosting brunches and small dinners to large parties. He liked to barbeque a variety of meats. He enjoyed visiting with people and telling stories and jokes. He had a wonderful capacity to enjoy people and life. Bob and Pamela enjoyed traveling and visited every state in the United States as well as many countries abroad.
Bob is survived by his wife Pamela of 42 years; daughter Elizabeth of San Francisco, CA; and grandchildren Cornelia and Vaughn Touw. He is also survived by a niece Deborah Houdek of Brunswick, ME, nephews Steven Houdek of Minneapolis, and Brian Van Duzee of Boulder, CO, and cousins Dorothy Killiren of Austin and Donna Kates of Long Island, NY. He is preceded in death by his parents Maud and Eric Ebbesen, sisters Regina Van Duzee and Carol Houdek, niece Diedra Van Duzee, and a few aunts, uncles, and cousins.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Blessed be his memory.