October 9, 1921 - January 8, 2015


Memorial Services celebrating the life of Rosemary Ebnet, age 93, of Sartell will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Rosemary passed away peacefully Thursday evening with her daughters by her side. There will be a visitation after 9:00 AM until the time of services at the church.

Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Rosemary was born on October 9, 1921 to Eugene and Dorothy (Mertens) Barrus in Staples. She was raised alongside eight siblings and graduated high school. Rosemary married Norbert Otto Ebnet on April 1, 1944 in Fort Benning, GA. They had five children together and she worked to raise them and manage the home. Her family recalls how much she loved crafts, every kind of craft, and that she gave handmade gifts to family and friends. Painting with oils, watercolors, pen and ink were among her few mediums. Rosemary loved writing and has had a number of stories and poems published. She also enjoyed playing cards and had been in a bridge club. Cards were a favorite pastime that she’s taught to the younger generations of her family. Music was a major part in her life – playing the piano, singing, and enjoying the musical talents of her children. Rosemary is remembered as being a great dancer as well. She was a caring, sweet, and kind woman who’s smile lit up the room; she simply loved people, especially her many grandchildren. Rosemary was a very spiritual woman who enjoyed her bible studies. She was proud of her time at the St. Cloud Hospital where she worked as an Aide, enjoyed volunteering at the local library, and visiting nursing homes. Rosemary was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, the Legion of Mary, and Whitney Writers.

Rosemary is survived by her children Gene (Jeanette) Ebnet, Hutchinson; Pam (Bernie) Evans, St. Cloud; Sam (Barb) Ebnet, Kingman, AZ; Peggy (Tom) Soucek, Litchfield; Patty (George) Hough, Elbow Lake; 20 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Norbert; her parents Eugene and Dorothy; infant daughter Mary Louise; brothers Tom Conlin, Ransford Barrus, Charles Barrus, Francis Barrus, Lloyd Barrus, Bill Barrus; sisters Gennie Wilder, and Kay Plantenberg.