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Dolores "Lorie" Drendel Ebbesen

November 4, 1926 June 12, 2018
Dolores "Lorie" Drendel Ebbesen
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Dolores Evelyn "Lorie" Ebbesen (nee Drendel), age 91, of Lisle, IL, formerly of Naperville, DeKalb and Park Forest, IL and Des Moines, IA was born on November 4, 1926 at her family's home on Ellsworth Street in Naperville, IL to her parents, Paul and Lillian (nee Otterpohl) Drendel. She married Dr. James Andrew Ebbesen, Ed.D on December 27, 1947 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville. Dolores passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Brookdale of Lisle, IL.

Beloved wife of the late Dr. James Andrew Ebbesen, Ed.D, who preceded her in death April 12, 2017, loving mother of J. Michael (Shirley) Ebbesen of Dallas, TX, Jeffrey Paul (Connie) Ebbesen of Northglenn, CO, Laurie Beth (Vic Koenig) Ebbesen of Seattle, WA, Mary Louise (James) Davis of Wheaton, IL and the late Kim Marie Ebbesen; adored grandmother of Chris (Diana) and Tom (Alannah) Ebbesen, Paul and Hayley Koenig, Lindsey Davis and Kelsey (Jeff) Reich, Michael (Gina) Grasman; Phil (Katy), Kim Marie, and Pat Ebbesen; great-grandmother of Jack, Ella and Will Ebbesen, Everly Ebbesen, Jayden Grasman, Evan and Jack Towle; devoted daughter of the late Paul and Lillian (nee Otterpohl) Drendel, granddaughter of Martin and Louisa (nee Bapst) Drendel and Herman and Eva (nee Graf) Otterpohl, dear sister of Ruth (Wilbert) Hageman of Big Rock, IL and the late Mary Drendel, the late Marjorie Drendel and the late John "Jack" (the late Martha) Drendel, sister-in-law of Alyce (Charles) Cook, Faith (Donald) Cook, and Janice (the late Joseph) Ebbesen, the late Mary and Rosemary Ebbesen and the late Robert "Perry" Ebbesen; fond cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Dolores grew up in Naperville and was always proud to be a Drendel girl! She graduated from Naperville Community High School with the Class of 1944. She attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL for three years. Like many Naperville youths, Lorie worked at the Prince Castle through high school and worked at Kroehler Manufacturing Company during the summers so she could augment the Illinois State Scholarship she won.

When the family lived in Park Forest, Dolores worked in the Flossmoor Middle School Library until the family moved back to DeKalb. She then worked at the DeKalb Bank, first in bookkeeping, then in auditing and then as Assistant Cashier, Accounting, until she left the bank. Dolores belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church, DeKalb Business and Professional Women's Club and National Association of Bank Women, Rockford Illinois group.

Dolores moved to Brookdale of Lisle in 2014 to be close to family and was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville. She enjoyed many of the activities offered at Brookdale, and during these years, Dolores discovered she had a new talent - painting! Her family will cherish her paintings.

The family would like offer special thanks to the staff of Brookdale of Lisle for their many years of providing loving care to Dolores.

Memorial Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville.

Family and friends will meet Friday, August 10th to celebrate an 11:00 AM Memorial Mass at SS. Peter Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Inurnment will follow at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: DeKalb Public Library (formerly Haish Memorial Library), 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-3369,, (815) 756-9568,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM 8/9/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States





11:00 AM 8/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

36 N. Ellsworth Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
36 N. Ellsworth Street Naperville 60540 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details


SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, Illinois 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

DeKalb Public Library (formerly Haish Memorial Library)

309 Oak Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-3369

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