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Ecumen Century Club: Happy 101st Birthday Eleanore Ebeling
Date: Jan 13th, 2016 7:00am


Ecumen Communications

Ecumen honors Eleanore Ebeling, who is 101.

Born: Jan. 13, 1915, on a farm near Brewster, Minn.  (She has the cancelled check for $15 that her father used to pay the doctor who came by horse and buggy to deliver her.)

Residence: Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, Minn.  In 2004, Eleanore and her husband, Alvin, moved to Ecumen Meadows and lived together until his death two years later.                     

Hobbies/Interests: Eleanore has taught community education classes related to her various hobbies: quilting, sewing, oil painting and Indian seed beading.  She continues to be an avid reader of large print books.

Family: Married to Alvin (for 72 years). Three children, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.

Occupation: Farming.

Secrets of Longevity: Having lots of interests.  Also she exercises daily, in organized classes and twice daily on the NuStep exercise machine.

Interesting Facts: Eleanore has made more than 50 quilts, and each of her children and grandchildren have one, and she recently donated one to Ecumen Meadows for a fundraising event.  Also, she is a published recipe contributor in Country Woman magazine.

Congratulations on your 101st birthday, Eleanore! Ecumen honors you. 

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Happy Birthday Eleanore. You

Happy Birthday Eleanore. You are a wonderful example of how we should all approach aging. The picture of you and the quilt is wonderful and the quilt is beautiful. How generous of you to offer one to Ecumen.

Happy birthday, Mrs. Ebeling!

Happy birthday, Mrs. Ebeling! From Nyla Erickson Bergan (daughter of Norris & Lydia Erickson)

What a beautiful quilt,

What a beautiful quilt, Eleanore. Lucky are the people who receive them!