Robert Lawrence Ebeling (68) of Dieterich


Published on November 1 2012 9:26 am

Robert Lawrence Ebeling, 68, of Dieterich died at 9:43pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Robert’s life will be held at 1:30 PM – Saturday November 3, 2012 at the Blake-Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich, IL with Pastor Gary Fortkamp officiating.  Visitation will be held from 12 Noon until the service time at the Blake-Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich, IL.  Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cancer Center or the Dieterich Education Foundation.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Robert was born February 15, 1944 in Effingham, IL the son of Walter and Minnie Rowena (Rawlings) Ebeling.  Robert worked for many years as a truck driver for Yellow Freight.  Robert graduated from Dieterich High School and he enjoyed sports playing Basketball, Baseball, Softball and running Track.  He also loved the outdoors and spent time hunting, fishing and gardening and woodworking.  He was a member of the North American Hunting Club and a past member of the Jasper County Coon Hunter Club.  He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Dieterich, IL.

Robert is survived by Children- Kim Carter of Effingham, IL; Cindy (Todd) Pike of Effingham, IL; Randy (Danee) Ebeling of Newton, IL; Robert H. Ebeling of Newton, IL and Dianna (Mike) Mahnke of Dieterich, IL...Brother- Dennis Ebeling (Special friend Paulette) of Newton, IL...Sister- Beverly Fritcher of Dieterich, IL...and 11 Grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, brother George Ebeling and sister Shirley Hord.