Obituary of Raymond J. Ebner
Raymond J. Ebner
Raymond J. Ebner, of Joliet, passed away at the age of 74 on February 1, 2022, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. He was born on October 7, 1947, in Joliet, the son of the late Robert and Ava (nee Hooper) Ebner. After 38 dedicated years, Ray retired from Caterpillar as a Machinist. Ray was actively engaged in the community. He was a Eucharistic Minister at Villa Franciscan and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 1080.
Ray met everyone with a smile and an open heart. If you crossed his path, you became a friend. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and was a good listener. There was no one who was better to talk to than Ray.
He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and will be remembered for being a devoted “Grandpa, Buddy, and Papa”. Ray would always be seen on the sidelines, he never missed a dance recital, football game, or even chance to spend time babysitting.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Janet L.(nee Williamson); his children, Stephen Ebner, Christopher Ebner, and Melissa (Michael) Oskielunas; six grandchildren, Ryan, Erica, Kennedy, and Kyle Ebner, and Leo and Myles Oskielunas; and his loyal canine companion, his beloved Shih Tzu, “Macy”. Several other family members and countless friends also survive.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Ebner.
Funeral Services for Raymond J. Ebner will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black (at Essington Roads), Joliet, IL, to the Church of St. Jude, 2212 McDonough, Joliet, IL, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. In accordance with the Illinois Guidelines and the request of the family, masks will be required.
For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.
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