Paul R. Ebbinghouse, 91, North Manchester, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2018, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center.
He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Huntington, IN, hospital to Elmer and Edythe (Fair) Ebbinghouse, and was their only child. He was a graduate from Laketon High School in 1945, where he enjoyed participating in the sport of track and field. Paul spent a year of his life in the Merchant Marine in New York City, N.Y. and on ships across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
On Aug. 27, 1946, Paul Ebbinghouse married the love of his life, Doris Brandenburg, in a parsonage in Knox. He spent five years working at the Big Four Elevator, and from 1951 to 1962, was a ground floor molder of castings at the North Manchester Foundry. he then became a co-owner and operator of the Central Oil Company in North Manchester, and continued to perform installations and services to oil furnaces and central air systems. He continued to his hard working principles through a variety of other jobs in his retirement, after selling his business to Scott’s Landscaping.
The Ebbinghouses took delight in the adventures and joys of traveling through New England, the State of Florida and to the sites of Western Colorado. His favorite place visited in his travels was the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Along with traveling, his interests and hobbies included antique cars and the annual Auburn Car Show, church work, Sudoku puzzles, golfing, and the bountiful blessings from gardening. He was a member of the North Manchester Missionary Church, and lived a wonderful life.
He is proceeded by his parents, Elmer and Edythe Ebbinghouse. He will continue to live on in memory by his survivors, wife, Doris Ebbinghouse, of North Manchester, his son Kenneth Duane (Carol) Ebbinghouse, of Fort Wayne, and his daughter Joyce Ann (Paul) Drake, North Manchester. He is also survived by his grandchildren Amy and Aaron, great grandchildren Nina and Jordan, as well as his surrogate grandchildren Ethan and Logan McDonald.
Family and friends may call from noon-2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., and officiated by Pastor Ken Sistrunk of North Manchester Missionary Church. Burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Paul R. Ebbinghouse, memorial contributions may go to the North Manchester Missionary Church, 806 State Rd 114 East, North Manchester, IN, or to Visiting Nurse and Home Hospice, 5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.