CALLENDER - Kenneth R. "Kenny" Ebelsheiser, age 60, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Chapel of Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home, Fort Dodge, with Pastor James Davis officiating. Burial will be at the Callender Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:00 Noon Tuesday for visitation until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Kenny is survived by his wife Karen; his children, Ryan (Alyssa) Wierson, Jason (Deanne) Ebelsheiser, Angie (Justin) Jensen, Jeremy Ebelsheiser, Megan (Mitch) Ronnei, Jessica (Justen) VanVacter, Bret (Samantha) Wierson; nine grandchildren; his siblings, Gary Ebelsheiser, Jeannie Thorton, Rita McInerney, Denny Ebelsheiser, Luann Edgington, and Mark Ebelsheiser. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Winnie (Fabritz) Ebelsheiser.
Kenneth R. Ebelsheiser was born November 8, 1952 at Ottumwa, Iowa, and graduated from Walsh High School in 1970. Kenny was employed by Johnson Controls for 35 years until his retirement in 2008. He was a 40-year member of Local 33. Kenny began working at the Marian Home shortly after his retirement, where he truly enjoyed his time with the residents. He was an avid outdoorsman where he spent many seasons hunting, fishing, or enjoying his boat. Kenny also was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan. He loved his wife and family more than anything in the world. His big smile and charming laugh brought joy to all of those who knew and loved him.