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Delores Ebel

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[July 27, 2009]  Delores M. "Dee" Ebel, 81, of Lincoln, died peacefully at The Christian Village on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. David Ramirez officiating.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Ebel was a homemaker and musician.

She was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Columbus, Neb., to Herman J. and Anna S. Roesche Cattau. She married Walther Ebel on Nov. 30, 1947, at Columbus, Neb. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2003.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Ebel of Lincoln and Libby (and husband Jay) Anderson of Naperville; one granddaughter, Jennifer (and Richard) Pomrenke of Mobile, Ala.; and one great-grandson, Airman 1st Class Christopher Pomrenke of Hurlburt Field, Fla.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John Dana Ebel; one brother; and two sisters. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, where she was choir director and organist for many years, a member of the music committee and Ladies Aid. She attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church when she and her husband lived in Rochester and Trinity Lutheran Church when they lived in Springfield.

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She was also a member of the Lincoln Land Concert Association, Lincoln Musical Arts, Cache Club of Springfield, Monday Book Club, and bridge clubs in Rochester, Springfield and Lincoln. She was a member of the Note-A-Belles vocal group for many years.

Dee was a talented musician and sang and played for many funerals and weddings since high school. She sang with the Schola Cantorum under Dr. Hoelty-Nickel at Valparaiso University.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

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