Virginie Ebsen | Death notice | dailyleaderextra.com
Virginia Ebsen, 86, of Madison, died on Saturday June 5, 2021 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.
The Christian Burial Mass will be held on Wednesday June 9 at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Anthony Urban as celebrant. Visitations will be held Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rustand-Weiland funeral chapel with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a Catholic Girls’ Rosary to follow. Visits will continue from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral chapel, followed by a procession to the church for mass. Interment will be in St. Thomas cemetery.
The online guestbook is at www.rustweilandfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Thomas Church and School or at the donor’s choice.
Virginia May Doblar was born on June 28, 1934 in Madison, SD, to Berton and Mary (May) Doblar. Virginia and Bud co-founded Lake Herman Auto, with their first parking lot located on the family farm. She also operated the Madison Cattle Auction Cafe.
Virginia instilled in her children a deep love for nature, fishing, bird watching, rock collecting, and her strong Catholic faith. She loved a competitive card game, BINGO, and a profitable trip to a local casino. Virginia was a lucky woman and her winning streak lasted her entire life.
She was always by Bud’s side. They were an inseparable team in family, farming, business and pleasure. Virginia was a life member of St. Thomas Church, Catholic Girls, Altar Society, Red Hats, American Legion Auxiliary, and VFW Auxiliary.
She was married 67 years to her lifelong sweetheart, Curtis “Bud” Ebsen of Madison and they were blessed with 9 children, Kim (Cotton Koch) of Madison, Cindy (Dan) Uthe of Sioux Falls, John ( Shirley) of Madison, Carol (Bill) Chalcraft of Pierre, Mark Ebsen of Fargo-Moorhead, Kathy (Blake) Alexander of Rapid City, Curt Ebsen of Madison and David (Olga) Ebsen of Minnetonka, MN; 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Rose, Joan, Carrol, Sharon, Mary Ann, Roxy, Connie, John and Rick.
Virginia is welcomed into Heaven by all her family who came before her, including her son Gary; his parents; the Allen brothers, Bill, Jean and Joe; as well as his sisters Rita and Kathy.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.