Biography: Paul J. Ebbeskotte, age 80, went to be with the Lord May 29, 2018. Paul was born to the late George and Marie “Eicholt” Ebbeskotte in Ottoville Ohio January 5, 1938. Paul married his college sweetheart Betty “Ross” Ebbeskotte Oct 27, 1962. Paul is preceded in death by parents, infant brother; sisters, Madonna (Phil) Brock, Anna May Drda, Dolora (Tony) Toth; sister-in-law Ruth Drda; brother in-law and sister in-law Dolores (Dave) Wolf and Ronald (Phyllis) Ross.
Paul is survived by loving wife of 55 years, Betty Ebbeskotte; children, Mark Ebbeskotte, Marcia (Mat) Newcome, Douglas Ebbeskotte, and Andrew (Kim) Ebbeskotte; grandchildren, Ross, Caleb, Chris, and Clara Newcome, Tatum, Beckett, and Finley Ebbeskotte; brother, Roger (Ruth) Ebbeskotte; brother-in-law, George Drda; brother in-law and sister in-law; Don and Linda Heinlen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul graduated from Delphos St John and attended Ohio State University for 4 years. He later went on to be drafted by the U.S. Army, he was stationed at Fort Knox and Ft. Leonard Wood. Paul retired from Timken finishing as a packaging coordinator. Paul is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and also was a Thrivent Financial member with St. Paul’s. He was also the past firefighter chief of Chatfield, former councilman, past congregational president of the church. He was a member of the church choir and New Washington Community Band. Paul enjoyed attending Buckeye Central sporting events such as volleyball, basketball, and most recently, girls state basketball tournament.
Visiting hours will be 2-5PM Sunday at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 11AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sulphur Springs. Burial will follow at St. Pauls. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Buckeye Central Endowment Fund, or Donor’s Choice. Moments of remembrance may be left online at www.munzpirnstill.com