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Doug Ebel

March 29, 1958 — August 30, 2023



Doug Ebel

Paullina, Iowa

            Services for Doug Ebel, age 65, of Paullina who passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at his residence.  His funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown with Rev. Carl Stenzel ~ officiating.

            Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Germantown.

            Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 P.M. on Monday, September 4, 2023, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.







March 29, 1958 ~ Primghar, Iowa


August 30, 2023 ~ Paullina, Iowa



10:30 A.M. Tuesday, September 5, 2023

St. John Lutheran Church; Germantown, Iowa

Rev. Carl Stenzel ~ Officiating



“How Great Thou Art”

“Amazing Grace”

“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

“Beautiful Savior”

Organist:  Joyce Hibbing




Declan            Atticus            Bowen                 Blake

Vince                           Beckett                         Pierce

 Adeline                        Bridger                             Silas


Terry Hain                                          Randy Fintel

Warren Fiddelke                                Craig Pauling

Jeff Ebel                                             Joel Sickelka

Steve Rupert



St. John Lutheran Cemetery ~ Germantown, Iowa


After the service relatives and friends are invited to join the family at the Paullina American Legion.


Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.


     Douglas Ebel, the son of Harry and Margaret (Fiddelke) Ebel, was born on March 29, 1958, in Primghar, Iowa.  He was baptized on March 29, 1958, and later confirmed on May 7, 1972, at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown.  He graduated valedictorian from Paullina High School in 1976.  On September 2, 1977, Doug was united in marriage to Debra Traver at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina.  Doug farmed for 40 years, from 1976-2016.  While farming, he furthered his education at Northwest Iowa Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Northwestern College.  Doug then began working at Iowa State Bank in Paullina as a loan officer.  He and Deb also managed Mill Creek Concessions for many years.  Doug passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at their home, reaching the age of 65 years, 5 months, and 1 day.

     Doug was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. He was also a member of the Paullina Lion’s Club and Sons of the American Legion for several years.  Doug’s biggest joy was spending time with his family and especially playing with his grandchildren.  Doug showed love for his family and community through acts of service.  He enjoyed being outdoors, farming, raising livestock, gardening, planting trees, learning history, reading, writing and carpentry.

      Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Deb of Paullina; children and their spouses, Danielle and Garret Reeder of Ankeny, Iowa, Reagan and Thor Klinker of Primghar, Morgan and Tyler Bruck of Audubon, Iowa, Colton and Emily Ebel of Hanley Falls, Minnesota, and Terran and Andrew Weaver of Sutherland; grandchildren, Declan, Atticus, Bowen, Blake, Vince, Beckett, Pierce, Adeline, Bridger, Silas, and twin boys on the way.  He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Ebel of Paullina; mother-in-law, Adeline Traver of Paullina; siblings, Lori (Greg) Sjaarda of Spirit Lake, Dan (Kim) Ebel of Paullina, Kathi (Leland) Schmidt of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Kari (Mark) Lange of Paullina; also, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his father, Harry Ebel, father-in-law, Burdette Traver, brother, Lloyd (Lois) Ebel and sisters, Joni, and Judi Ebel.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 4, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street, Paullina, IA 51046

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

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