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Joseph A. "Joe" Hebebrand

Joseph A. "Joe" Hebebrand, 52, of Elyria, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at EMH Healthcare. He was born December 30, 1960 in Elyria, attended Lorain County Joint Vocational School, was a 1979 graduate of Elyria High School, and had been employed as a millwright.

Joe was a longtime resident of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida until returning to Elyria in 2007. He formerly attended First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed his pet bulldogs, bass fishing, listening to music and reading.

Joe is survived by his mother and stepfather, Georgia M. (nee Walker) and Glenn Mahaffey of Elyria; father, David Hebebrand of Elyria; brother, Greg Hebebrand of Elyria; sister, Kathleen (Joseph Rhodes) Hebebrand of Wellington, Florida; grandmother, Betty Walker of Elyria; former wife, Jill Hebebrand of Elyria; stepdaughter, Tiffany Terry of St. Cloud, Florida; stepson, Steven Hawes, Jr. of Amherst; companion, Kellie Keller of Elyria; aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, George Walker in 1976; and paternal grandparents, Roy and Maude Hebebrand.

A graveside service will be announced at a later date, to take place in the summer, at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 or American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106-3988.

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