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James Leroy Ebert

July 11, 1952 — February 24, 2021

Jim Ebert, age 68, of Garvin, MN, Formerly of Truman, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the Tracy Hospital. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 28 from 4-6 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Truman, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10 AM with Penny Ritter officiating. Additional visitation one hour prior. Military honors will be rendered at the church following the service. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic guidelines and restrictions, masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced. A live-stream of the service will be available on the funeral home website after Jim’s obituary. Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman is entrusted with arrangements. www.ZahariaFamilyFuneral.com
James Leroy Ebert, was born on July 11, 1952 in Clear Lake South Dakota to parents, Vance Leroy and Doris Helen (Warner) Ebert. Jim is the middle of three boys. He was raised and educated in Luverne, graduated with the class of 1970. He then attended Winona State University, giving him the “Jim-ism” getting 4 years done in just one. He enlisted in the US Air Force hoping to see the world- only seeing the sights of Plattsburgh, New York. He continued to serve for 6 years before his Honorable discharge. Jim married Mary Wilcox, on November 22, 1975, while living in Luverne. This union was blessed with two children. Jim was employed by Teledyne Aerospace Systems in Fairmont for many years, eventually transferring to Bemidji with the company. While in Truman, he was an active EMT with Truman Ambulance. This gave Jim the desire to become a paramedic, mentoring others in the field.
At careers end, he was able to enjoy his hobbies which included art, hunting, camping, being outdoors and music. He loved being with people, family and friends. He will be remembered fondly by many, and his legacy of never-ending love and devotion to his wife, family and friends. Jim was regarded as a mentor and teacher to countless individuals who were blessed to have him in their lives.
Jim is survived by his best friend and wife of 45 years, Mary Ebert of Garvin; daughter, Jessica (Ethan) Harvey of Wrenshall; son, Jake (Nicole) Ebert of Truman; grandchildren, Jordyn Harvey, Peyton Franzen, Riley Harvey, Alex Ebert and Reese Ebert; brother, Paul (Dyan) Ebert of Big Lake; sister-in-law, Terri Ebert of Luverne; in-laws, Ethel (Pete) Nelson of Duluth and Grant (Janice) Wilcox of Bayfield, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents Vance and Doris Ebert; brother, Chuck Ebert and parents-in-law, Don and Charlotte Wilcox.
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Visitation

Sunday, February 28, 2021

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

102 S 7th Ave E, Truman, MN 56088

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Visitation

Monday, March 1, 2021

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

102 S 7th Ave E, Truman, MN 56088

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 1, 2021

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

102 S 7th Ave E, Truman, MN 56088

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