Charles G. “Chuck” Ebben (71) passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. Chuck was born on March 23, 1951, in Appleton. The son of Robert and Dorothy (O’Connor) Ebben, he has resided in the Fox Valley area throughout his life. He worked at Bend Industries for numerous years before starting his own business, I-Beam Services. However, Chuck’s favorite “job" may have been inventor, as he always had a new idea to explore.
Chuck is survived by his wife Peg (Boshen) Ebben; daughters Erin (Nathan Bannow) Block and Andra (Matt) Schmidt; grandsons Joseph and Leo Schmidt; siblings Greg (Mary) Ebben, Mark (Jo Anne) Ebben, Donald “Don” (Mary) Ebben, David (Cheryl) Kiesow, and Mary Zielinski. He is further survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Chuck was preceded in death by his daughters, Kimberly and Emily Ebben, and parents Robert and Dorothy Ebben.
Chuck will always be remembered for his kind and compassionate nature. He would often stop in to visit family and friends to play a game of cribbage and keep them company to help fill lonely days when they were sick, home bound, or just in need of a pick-me-up. He loved people and knew how to show it. He was a good listener and always enjoyed spending time and conversing with family down to the youngest member. He made everyone feel important, especially his beloved grandsons, his "best little buddies," who, in turn, brought so much joy to his life.
Chuck loved to spend time golfing. The annual Pembine golf tournament was always a fun weekend to look forward to. He especially loved golfing with his brothers, nephew, and grandsons. Thursday afternoon golf league at Winagamie was one of the highlights of his week! He was an avid reader and loved music and going to concerts. He always had a song in his head that he would readily share. Chuck loved his family very much and spent as much time with them as possible by enjoying family game nights, taking many memorable vacations with his wife, and even enduring (somewhat reluctantly) camping trips and bonfires.
Although Chuck was not a man of faith, he lived like one: always thoughtful, kind, and generous and “just about perfect!”
Chuck's immediate family will be at The Capitol Centre, 725 W. Capitol Dr., Appleton, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th to toast Chuck and celebrate his life. Extended family and friends are welcome to join.
We would like to thank everyone for their love, ongoing support, kind thoughts, and prayers.