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Larry M. Ebel

March 3, 1935 — May 14, 2020

Larry M. Ebel

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Larry M. Ebel, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 85. Larry was born on March 3, 1935 in Earl Park, Indiana to John and Frances (Green) Ebel.
After completing one year at Purdue University, Larry joined the Army in 1954. During his active duty service he spent time in Germany and received an Army of Occupation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Upon exiting the service he returned to Purdue University and earned his Bachelors degree in physical education and later went on to earn his Masters degree in physical education from Ball State University. Larrys career in teaching began in Cass County. He also taught at Idaville but spent the majority of his career teaching and coaching varsity baseball at Twin Lakes in Monticello. For 38 years Larry taught boys physical education and would also go on to teach health and drivers education during his tenure.
Larry, along with then assistant coach, Larry Crabb, launched the Twin Lakes baseball program in 1964. He would continue as the Indians head coach for 17 years earning a record of 285-132. Including his totals from Lucerne and Idaville, he amassed 307 career wins and a .687 win percentage. During this time he would lead the Indians to seven consecutive sectional titles and eight in total, eight consecutive conference titles, and a regional title in 1973. Larry retired from coaching in 1980 to spend more time with his family.
On February 6, 1971 he married Janet Altman and they raised a daughter, Audra and a son, Knic. The family enjoyed many trips to Florida for spring break and hosted many July 4th golf outings with family and friends at their home on Lake Shafer. Although Larry truly loved coaching he may have enjoyed golf even more. He was a life long fan of Purdue sports and Chicago Cubs baseball.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Frances, father John and sister Linda. He is survived by his wife Jan, his children Audra and Knic and his nephews Marty, Craig and Jeff.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Larry Ebel Scholarship Fund. This fund has been established at Twin Lakes School Corporation to encourage all students interested in sports to participate by helping to offset team expenses that might otherwise create a hardship for the family.
A celebration gathering of Larry's life will be held at Hollow Acres Pavilion on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Dress comfortably and come with a story.A graveside memorial committal service will be at 11 am on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Full military rites will be rendered at the cemetery.
Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello is entrusted with care.
Family and friends are encouraged to share a memory or messages of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com


On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Larry M. Ebel, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 85. Larry was born on March 3, 1935 in Earl Park, Indiana to John and Frances (Green) Ebel.
After completing one year at Purdue University, Larry joined the Army in 1954. During his active duty service he spent time in Germany and received an Army of Occupation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Upon exiting the service he returned to Purdue University and earned his Bachelors degree in physical education and later went on to earn his Masters degree in physical education from Ball State University. Larrys career in teaching began in Cass County. He also taught at Idaville but spent the majority of his career teaching and coaching varsity baseball at Twin Lakes in Monticello. For 38 years Larry taught boys physical education and would also go on to teach health and drivers education during his tenure.
Larry, along with then assistant coach, Larry Crabb, launched the Twin Lakes baseball program in 1964. He would continue as the Indians head coach for 17 years earning a record of 285-132. Including his totals from Lucerne and Idaville, he amassed 307 career wins and a .687 win percentage. During this time he would lead the Indians to seven consecutive sectional titles and eight in total, eight consecutive conference titles, and a regional title in 1973. Larry retired from coaching in 1980 to spend more time with his family.
On February 6, 1971 he married Janet Altman and they raised a daughter, Audra and a son, Knic. The family enjoyed many trips to Florida for spring break and hosted many July 4th golf outings with family and friends at their home on Lake Shafer. Although Larry truly loved coaching he may have enjoyed golf even more. He was a life long fan of Purdue sports and Chicago Cubs baseball.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Frances, father John and sister Linda. He is survived by his wife Jan, his children Audra and Knic and his nephews Marty, Craig and Jeff.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Larry Ebel Scholarship Fund. This fund has been established at Twin Lakes School Corporation to encourage all students interested in sports to participate by helping to offset team expenses that might otherwise create a hardship for the family.
A celebration gathering of Larry's life will be held at Hollow Acres Pavilion on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Dress comfortably and come with a story.A graveside memorial committal service will be at 11 am on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Full military rites will be rendered at the cemetery.
Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello is entrusted with care.
Family and friends are encouraged to share a memory or messages of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com

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