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Lois Ebentier

Lois Ebentier, age 98, formerly of Carrington, ND, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Eventide Nursing Home in Moorhead, MN.

Lois Eugenia Lyon was born on March 26, 1922, in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Harry and Alice (Hane) Lyon. Lois graduated high school from North High in North St. Paul, MN, in 1939 and furthered her education at St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo, ND. She graduated from nursing school in 1945.

She married Joseph Ryan at St. Columbia Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN, in 1946. Together they were blessed with 10 children. In 1968, Lois married Richard Ebentier in Aberdeen, SD.

Lois was employed as an RN at St. John’s Hospital, Fargo, ND, Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, Highland Chateau Nursing Home, St. Paul, MN, Crosby-Ironton Hospital, Crosby, MN, and Carrington Hospital, Carrington, ND.  Lois was an EMT in Jamestown, ND, in 1977 and on the Carrington Ambulance for 7 years. She served as the Secretary for the Carrington Ambulance for 5 years. In addition, she was on the ND EMT Board of Directors from 1977-1982 and was on a specific committee to set-up testing teams for the EMT Association of North Dakota.

Lois was an active member of the Pioneer Homemakers and enjoyed sewing doll clothes and attending craft shows. She also loved playing cards and traveling. Lois spent several winters in Surprise, AZ and enjoyed her time there as a snowbird.

Lois will be greatly missed by her children, Daniel Ryan, Sebring, FL, Gerald Ryan, Cushing, MN, Kathleen (Nate) Imsdahl, Sebring, FL, Patrick (Sally) Ryan, Omaha, NE, Richard (Kathy) Ryan, Williston, ND, and Robert (Margaret) Ryan, Fargo, ND; a daughter-in-law Ruby; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 step great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Alice, her husbands Joseph and Richard; children, Micheal Ryan, Jeffry Ryan, and baby twin’s boy and girl Ryan; a grandson Cory, a sister, Marion (Pete) West, and a brother, Harry (Betty) Lyon.

Her Private Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Dear Ryan Family, our most sincere condolences with the death of your Mom, Lois. She was a wonderful lady and friend. She was kind and thoughtful, caring and so hard working. We enjoyed many, many fun times together when we were neighbors out in the country, especially going to auction sales and craft shows. May Lois Rest In Peace and God bless her family.

  2. I was so sad to hear of Lois’ passing. I was always happy when I would come home from California & I was able to visit with your Mom. I think the last time I saw her was at Isaiah & Jen’s wedding she was having a great time.
    Lois is now free of pain & suffering.

  3. I was sad to hear of Lois’ passing. My husband and I bought the house in Carrington from Lois and Richard. I enjoyed my interactions with Lois, exchanging cards and notes and pictures of the flowers she had planted and are still growing in the yard and her stopping by when she was in town. She was a very nice lady who I enjoyed visiting with. She will be missed.


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