James Leroy “Jim” Ebert, 68, Garvin, formerly of Truman, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tracy Hospital.
A funeral service was Monday, March 1, with military honors following the service at the church.
James Ebert was born on July 11, 1952, to Vance and Doris (Warner) Ebert in Clear Lake, South Dakota. He was raised and educated in Luverne, graduating in 1970. He then attended Winona State University, giving him the “Jim-ism” getting four years done in just one. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, hoping to see the world, only seeing the sights of Plattsburgh, New York. He continued to serve for six years before his honorable discharge.
Jim married Mary Wilcox on Nov. 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 career’s 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. Jim was regarded as a mentor and teacher.
Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Ebert of Garvin; daughter Jessica (Ethan) Harvey of Wrenshall; son Jake (Nicole) Ebert of Truman; grandchildren Jordyn Harvey, Peyton Harvey, 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, Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Chuck Ebert; and parents-in-law Don and Charlotte Wilcox.
Donations are preferred to the Truman Ambulance.
Arrangements were provided by Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman, www.ZahariaFamilyFuneral.com