Aug. 29, 1961-Oct. 4, 2013
WABASSO - Services for Patricia (Wagner) Ebner, 52, of Wabasso will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wabasso. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be at the St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Seaforth American Legion. The Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association is caring for the family.
She died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Sunwood-Good Samaritan Society in Redwood Falls, after a long battle with cancer.
Patricia Mary (Wagner) Ebner was born Aug. 29, 1961, in the Granite Falls Hospital to Gerald and Joan (Soupir) Wagner.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Seaforth. Pat grew up on a farm east of Seaforth and she graduated from the Wabasso High School in 1979. She graduated from the Willmar Vocational and Technical College in 1980. On Jan. 20, 1981, Pat enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. After a 20-year career, Pat retired from the Marine Corps on Jan. 31, 2001, with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. During her career she has served at the following duty stations: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Calif.; Marine Corps Base and the 1st Force Service Support Group at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; 1stMarine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan; Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington D.C.; Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va.; Marine Aircraft Group 31, Beaufort, S.C., and the 3rdForce Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan. Pat's Marine Corps personal decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Comendation Medal, six Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, six Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal and four Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbons.
Upon retirement, Pat moved back to the Seaforth/Wabasso area to raise her children around her family and friends. Pat worked for the Marshall Police Department as their Records Clerk and then she worked for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs as a Higher Education Veterans Coordinator at SMSU in Marshall.
Pat was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wabasso and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Seaforth. Pat has held the positions of: CCW Secretary for St. Mary's Catholic Church for three years; Site Council Member for the Wabasso Public Schools for three years; SMSU Veterans Club Advisor for five years; Adjutant for the Seaforth American Legion for eight years; President for the Seaforth American Legion Auxiliary for two years; Adjutant for the Redwood County Council of the American Legion for four years; Member of the VFW Post 742 in Marshall; The Women Marine Association; and the Retired Enlisted Association. Pat enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her children and her family.
Pat is survived by her children, Ryan Scott of Roseau, Matthew Arnold and Samantha Arnold of Wabasso and her two granddaughters, Maggie and Meadowe, and grandson, Teagan. She is also survived by her mother Joan Wagner of Seaforth and her sisters, Marty Ross of Brownton, Jane Rechtzigel of Osakis, Carole (Mike) Remiger of Wabasso, Gail (Tim) Woelfel of Redwood Falls, Colleen (Joe) Remiger of Wabasso, Mary (Brian) Erickson of Montevideo, Jean (Mark) Nelson of Slayton, and several nieces and nephews.
Her father, Gerald Wagner, preceded her in death.
Blessed be her memory.