Clarice Ebner

Clarice Lorrayne Ebner, 90, of Preston, MN died Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Gundersen Harmony Care Center in Harmony, MN. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 15 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, MN with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston.
Clarice was born September 15, 1924 in Waukon, the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Huffman) Smedsrud. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1942 and then attended secretarial training in Waukon. In 1943 she married Jonathan “Chuck” Ebner at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Following their marriage Clarice worked for years at a law firm in Waukon and she was also a stay-at-home mom raising five sons. In 1971 the family moved to Preston, MN and Clarice worked for Christ Lutheran Church as the secretary for many years until her retirement.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, playing bridge and golf.
She is survived by five sons, Arne (Carol) of Urbandale, Ron of Mankato, MN, Jon (Deb) of Preston, MN, Joel (Valerie) of Cheyenne, WY and Todd (Darla) of Preston, MN; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chuck; two brothers, Gordon and Arden Smedsrud; and one sister, Alice Spinner.
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