Thomas Ebner

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J. Thomas “Tom” Ebner, 83, of Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Shiloh, IL, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Tom graduated from Cathedral High School in 1956 and Ranken Technical College in 1958.

Tom worked at Illinois Power Company for over 30 years until his retirement as a Natural Gas Superintendent in 1993.  Following his retirement from Illinois Power, Tom worked as a gas pipeline inspector until 2009.

Tom loved traveling and going to the beach with his wife and working in his garage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Delphine, nee Brueggemann, Ebner.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Pat, whom he married at St. Luke’s Catholic Church on October 22, 1963; son, Scott (Maria) of Palatine, IL; daughter, Susan of Jefferson City, MO; and granddaughters, Ashley (Shane) Dye and Emily White.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Oncology, MSC 1082-414-2555, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 or online at – be sure to select Oncology under Departments & Divisions. Please indicate the gift is in memory of Tom Ebner. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Visitation: Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



7 Comments on Thomas Ebner

Dick & Lynn Chapman said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 12:57 PM

Pat and family we are so sorry for your loss. We have many memories of Tom during our time in Belleville area working with IP. Tom was a great man and will be missed!

  • Sherman
  • IL
Rob Brimeyer said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2022 at 9:43 AM

So sorry to hear the loss of a great guy and friend. He taught me a lot in the gas industry and also was a second father to myself. He will be missed daily and will never be forgotten. So sorry for your loss.

  • Holy Cross
  • Iowa
Kevin Tipsword said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2022 at 10:50 PM

Tom was a pleasure to know. We worked together on and off in the gas industry from 2004 until his retirement. While he was very professional and passionate about a job well done, he was also very caring and a great friend to all in the workplace. Tom was also generous with his knowledge of the gas world and didn’t mind sharing it humbly with others such as myself. I’ll never forget all the stories and laughs we shared while working together. What a great guy. He will be missed. My condolences go out to all of Tom’s family and many friends. Sincerely, Kevin Tipsword

  • Sorento
  • Illinois
Ron Pate said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2022 at 3:43 PM

Pat and family, so sorry for your loss. Tom taught me a lot during my assignment in Belleville working directly for him. He also made me feel welcomed and even help me get my home ready for the family to move to Belleville from the Monmouth/Galesburg area. He treated me more like a friend that an employee. While sadness is with you know I pray God’s speed in turning that into fond memories of a really good man.

  • Forsyth
  • IL
Kenneth Gansmann said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2022 at 3:06 PM

Tom was a great and humble gentleman. I am proud to have known him for the four (4) years we spent at Cathedral High School together.

  • Silverthorne
  • CO
Jim and Mary Ann Hosie said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2022 at 1:04 PM

Dear Pat and Family, We are so very sorry at the loss of Tom. He was quite a fighter thru his long illness,a gentleman, and fun to be with. Wishing for peace for each of you. Sincerely, Jim and Mary Ann Hosie

  • Belleville
  • IL
Geno Bardelli said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2022 at 10:18 AM

Tom was such a fine gentleman. I was privileged to know and work with him at Illinois Power. Tom was a pleasure to be around and he always shared many a funny story. My sincere sympathies to his family and his many friends. Rest in Peace Tom Geno Bardelli Summerfield, NC

  • Summerfield
  • North Carolina

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