Memorial Services for Adalee Ebeling, 99, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1100 Georgia Avenue, Norfolk. Inurnment will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The service will be live streamed on the St. Paul’s website at www.stpls.com by clicking on the Livestream Service icon. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She died Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at her home in Norfolk.
Adalee was born May 28, 1922 to Charles and Nina (Wilkerson) Smith in Seattle, Washington. After attending elementary school in Louisiana, the family moved to Springfield, Missouri where she attended high school there. Eventually Adalee moved to Houston, Texas, where she met her first husband Manford Christi. While living there she was employed as a welder at Hughes Tool Company, then as a bookkeeper at Womacks-Minimax grocery store. After the death of her first husband, Adalee married Gerold Ebeling on April 1, 1960 in Houston. The couple moved to Norfolk and Adalee started working at Dale Electronics in August of 1977, retiring in 1987.
Adalee enjoyed sewing, trips to the casino to play slots, playing card games, going to garage sales. She fished her entire life, catching walleye to fry or flounder at the Gulf of Mexico. She collected anything that had a fish on it. She welcomed everyone into her home and ensured they were well fed. Her favorite thing was spending time with family and friends. She'd smile and chuckle saying "I just love all of you guys".
She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, D.A.V. Auxiliary, and the St. Paul’s Ladies Aide.
She is survived by daughters April (Robert J., Jr.) Goste and Jerri Hackett, both of Norfolk; sister Evanell Fenske of Texas; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other family members and friends.
Adalee was preceded in death by her parents, husband Manford Christi, husband Gerold Ebeling, two daughters, Nina Lee Jones and Sandy Christensen, four brothers, and one sister.
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