Robert C. Ebbensgaard, 82, of Warrenton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in Seaside.

He was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from school there, and moved to Oregon to work in the stockyards.

In 1943, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in the South Pacific during World War II. After being discharged from the service, he attended Portland State University.

On Oct. 21, 1983, he married Melissa Rosemary Radovich in Portland. She survives, residing in Warrenton.

Mr. Ebbensgaard worked in construction and then became an iron worker. He worked in the Portland area and out of state. Most notably he helped build the I-205 bridge from Portland to Vancouver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Steven Ebbensgaard of Bend and Robbie, Robin, Rickie and Ronnie Ebbensgaard of the Atlanta area; a daughter, Erikka Shumaker of Bend; and several grandchildren.

A graveside service at Willamette National Cemetery will follow at a later date.

Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries of Astoria is in charge of the arrangements.

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