Madison-Lois (Jean) Ebersohl, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at Sebring Assisted Care Residence. A lifelong resident of Madison, She was born Feb. 22, 1925 in Madison to Robert and Josephine Meyers
She is survived by her husband Charles "Chuck AKA Charlie"; her siblings, Doris Bayer of Camarillo, CA and Richard (Patti) Meyers of Houston, TX; three children, Walter (Sue) Ebersohl, Gregg (Cheryl) Ebersohl, and Kathy Soma; grandchildren, Samantha (Bernd) Hohmann, Benjamin (Aki) Griffin, Eric Ebersohl, Dianna Soma, and Brandon Ebersohl and two great-grandchildren, Frederike and Georg Hohmann.
Jean's family was most important to her. She especially loved being a grandmother. Her kindness and enthusiasm for life was a source of strength and comfort for those she was close to. She fostered a love of nature and the great outdoors in her children with many family camping trips across the Country. She taught her grandchildren how to fish.
Jean was a master gardener who volunteered at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and the First United Methodist Church garden. She was an avid tennis player who played well into her seventies at Nielsen Tennis Stadium and throughout the community. Jean's other interests included: bicycling, camping, fishing, cross country skiing, ice skating, table tennis, traveling, playing cards, playing piano, and singing in the church choir.
The family thanks the many kind caregivers at Sebring Assisted Care and Agrace Hospice Care, who provided loving care for Jean in her final months.
Friends are invited to a celebration of Jean's life on Saturday, August 4th at 2:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue. Visitation will begin prior to the Memorial service at 1:30 pm. Memorials can made to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53704 or to First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53703.