Roy Ebert

Roy Ebert, a Grayslake (Saddlebrook Farms) resident, passed away on Aug. 16, 2013.  He was born in Chicago on Mar. 21, 1926. Roy was a wonderful man, dedicated husband, caring father, expert humorist, and one-of-a-kind guy’s guy and mechanic.  He always had a big smile on his face, never sweated the small stuff, and seemed to always appreciate the little things in life.  Roy was a devout Catholic since converting for his marriage to Irene {nee Kawa} Ebert, his first wife of 61 years, now deceased.  Roy’s passion and profession was automobiles.  He began tinkering with cars in the alley behind the family’s apartment building before he could drive.  He spent his whole life fixing, collecting and selling cars, and building auto body repair businesses in Chicago, Niles, and Evanston.  He proudly claimed that his former star, Lehigh Auto Body, is still a successful business today.  He saved many old cars and parts from the junkyard.  He was also an avid gardener, perpetually planting, watering, trimming, and tearing out his landscaping.  He was fortunate enough to check off most of the things on his bucket list including establishing a winter home in Florida and moving into a new home for him and his wife Audrey {nee Kraft and Healy} who he married on Mar. 21, 2009, and completing an addition on his building to store his extensive junk collection.  He touched all the lives of the people he knew in very special ways.  Also surviving Roy are his children Diane (Terry) Ebert-May, David Ebert, Darrell (Linda) Ebert, and Darlene (Tom Bangert) Ebert; his four grandchildren Kathryn (Jon) Weins, Ann (Tim) Warner, Amy Ebert, and David May; and two great-grandchildren Paige and Ryan Warner.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Friends of the family may join them for memorial visitation on Thu. Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Annunciation, 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein (Fremont Twp.), IL 60060, with Memorial Mass commencing at 10:30 a.m.  Inurnment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, http://www.stjude.org/, would be appreciated.  Arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM in Grayslake, IL 60030.  (847) 223-8122 or visit http://www.strangfuneral.org/.

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