4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Holland Barry & Bennett
Funeral Home in Lincoln
10 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Kenneth E. Ebelherr, "Rabbit," 60, of Lincoln,
passed away September 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical
Center in Springfield surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Tuesday, September
16, 2014, at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in
Lincoln. Funeral services will be 10 AM on
Wednesday, September 17, also at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Ken was born May 1, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, NY, the son
of Kenneth Benjamin Ebelherr and Marie Riedinger
Ebelherr. He married Deanne Rivett on April 20,
Ken retired from the Lincoln Fire Department after
30 years of service where he achieved rank of
Fireman, Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief. He was
dedicated to his work and his fellow firemen. He was
a member of Firefighter's Local 3092 and the Lincoln
Firefighter's Pension Board. He was also a member of
the Lincoln Elks Club. He previously served on the
Chester East Lincoln School Board. He was an avid
golf and baseball spectator and enjoyed American
history. Above all else he was devoted to his
family. Ken was a loving and dedicated husband and
Surviving are his mother Marie Ebelherr of Lincoln,
IL; his wife Deanne Ebelherr also of Lincoln, IL;
his children: Abby Ebelherr of Chicago, IL, Emma
(Tim) Caldwell of Lincoln, IL, and Benjamin Ebelherr
of Lincoln, IL; his granddaughter Claire Caldwell;
his siblings: Doug (Debbie) Ebelherr of Lincoln, IL,
Karen (Kevin) Lecouris of Hallsville, IL, Chris
Ebelherr of Lewisville, TX, Beth (Steve) Dahm of
Lincoln, IL, Paul (Kay) Ebelherr of Lincoln, IL, and
Russell Ebelherr of Hackettstown, NJ. Several nieces
and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lincoln
Firefighters or to the Restless Leg Syndrome
Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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