Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Obituary: Edward Eugene Eberth

1916 - 2007

August 22, 2007

Funeral services for Edward Eugene Eberth, 91, Basehor, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, 6700 NW 72nd St., Kansas City, Mo.

Eberth was born in Basehor on Feb. 28, 1916, the son of Edward G. and Dorthea Eberth.

Eberth was active in church, where he taught Sunday School and held various offices.

In 1941 he volunteered for the Army and served as one of the last horseback cavalrymen. Later he served in the 87th Mountain Infantry as Squad Leader. He served in the European Theatre and his decorations and citations include European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal and American Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 9, 1945.

After his military service, Eberth worked for 22 years at the U.S. Department of Corrections Federal Prison in Leavenworth. After retiring from the Department of Corrections, he worked 12 years for the Leavenworth County Co-op.

After returning home from WWII, Eberth met and married Theresa Politte on May 28, 1952. They spent the next 55 years raising their family on the farm that has been in his family for more than 100 years.

Survivors include five children, Victoria Eberth and Charles Eberth, Basehor; Edward A. Eberth, Glendale, Ariz.; Robert Eberth, Leavenworth; Beverly Rench, Pleasant Hill, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Eberth is also survived by two brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Leavenworth. Visitation will also be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Mo.

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