David Lance Ebert Sr.
1942 - 2020
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April 28, 1942 ˜ October 24, 2020

David Lance Ebert, Sr., of Battle Ground, WA, passed peacefully at home into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 24 after a lengthy illness. He was born April 28, 1942, in Vancouver, WA, to C.R. (Sandy) and Esther Ebert. David had two younger brothers, Terrance and Rudy. His sister, Sandy (Ebert) Ruff is deceased.
David met his wife-to-be, Janet Blumenberg, at a grange hall dance in 1960. They married in 1961 and would have celebrated their 59th anniversary in November.
David worked for Freightliner as a technical trainer for more than 40 years. During this time, he traveled to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand for work. Upon retirement, he and Janet traveled extensively, and especially enjoyed taking their travel trailer to Arizona for winter seasons. David’s poor health eventually kept them close to home. He was in hospice for nine months, and the family would like to thank the hospice nurse and caregivers that helped him through this challenging time.
David and Janet were also members of Battle Ground Baptist Church for many years.
David is survived by his wife Janet; their children, Kimberly Kirkpatrick (husband Darrell) and David Jr., (fiancée Wendy); three grandchildren, Danielle Tran (husband Davis), Jacqui Kirkpatrick and Austin Ebert; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Tran.
In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging donations to The Gideons International for Bibles.
A celebration of life is planned for January at Battle Ground Baptist Church.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 8, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
I became friends with Dave through his technical knowledge as an advisor the Buick Club of America. We learned early-on that we each had one of the rare Buick roadsters of 1923. His knowledge of the car, and our mutual interests, were always great inspiration to me. His sure
advice about restoring our cars was unending, and I will always be in debt to him for all I learned. My sincere condolences to all of Dave's family for their loss. I will always miss him too.
Joe Kidd
November 13, 2020
Dave was a coworker and most of all a good friend. I worked along side him since 1985 until his retirement. Great guy with hundreds of stories working at the Truck plant. The world will miss Dave, but he will never be forgotten.
John Holloway
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