Corey Allen Ebach, 42, Bismarck, departed this life on January 13, 2024. He was a beloved son, father, fiancé, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. He passed away unexpectantly in his home. Corey lived a life filled with passion, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to his loved ones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, January 19 at Ascension Catholic Church, 1825 S. 3rd St, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 5:00PM-8:00PM with a rosary/vigil service beginning at 7:00PM, Thursday, January 18 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.
Interment will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 19 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Corey's heartwarming smile and infectious laughter could light up any room. He was the life of the party, quick to offer a helping hand, and cherished moments spent with friends and family. Corey's charisma and genuine nature left an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to know him.
Corey Ebach, a native of Dickinson, ND, relocated to Bismarck in 1990, marking the beginning of a journey that would shape his remarkable life. Throughout his upbringing, Corey embraced the role of a protective older brother, watching over his younger sister, Crystal, with love and care. Fond memories of his childhood included the comforting and delectable homemade meals prepared by his mom, a culinary delight he cherished. Particularly, Corey could never resist indulging in seconds when it came to the delicious German dishes that graced their family table.
From an early age, Corey developed a love for the outdoors, indulging in hobbies that brought him immense joy. Hunting with his dad and other family members, fishing, woodworking, off-roading in his razor, riding his Harley, gardening and meticulously caring for his lawn were just a few of the activities that fueled Corey's adventurous spirit.
A graduate of Bismarck High School in 2000, Corey's life took on new dimensions with the arrival of his daughter, Gabby, in 2009. He cherished every moment with Gabby, going above and beyond to ensure her happiness. Trips to places like Deadwood, SD, and Glacier, MT, alongside his fiancé Tiffany and their girls, created treasured memories for Corey.
In 2019, Corey embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, establishing Chamberlain Woodworks LLC, a testament to his craftsmanship and dedication. His proposal to Tiffany in 2020 marked a beautiful chapter in their love story, and they enjoyed many adventures together and loved working to build a home with their girls, driving side-by-side and sharing laughter during video game nights with Tatumn.
Corey's leadership and mentorship were unparalleled, setting him apart as an outstanding guide and supporter to his comrades. His commitment extended beyond duty; he genuinely cared for each and every one of his fellow soldiers, fostering a sense of camaraderie and dedication within the ranks.
In the chronicles of his military service, Corey's journey unfolded with notable milestones: Joining the ND National Guard on February 25th, 2000, marked the inception of his dedicated service. From July 5th, 2000, to December 6th, 2000, Corey underwent Basic training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Jackson, SC, laying the foundation for his military prowess. During the period from February 10th, 2003, to May 30th, 2004, Corey demonstrated valor in Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq, serving with the 957th Engineer Company Assault Bridge and Float Bridge, earning the esteemed Combat Action Badge. From August 14th, 2009, to August 25th, 2010, Corey played a crucial role in Kosovo Force 12, serving with the 957th Engineer Company, 1st Assault Forward Command. In the span of April 27th, 2012, to May 27th, 2013, Corey displayed unwavering dedication in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, contributing his skills to the 818th Engineer Company, SAPPER, and earning the prestigious Bronze Star. The chapter from October 6th, 2021, to December 19th, 2022, saw Corey's involvement in the Southwest Border Mission, serving as a platoon Sergeant with the 957th Engineer Company, Multi-Role Bridge Company, showcasing his versatility and commitment to service.
Corey's exemplary service also earned him North Dakota Emergency Service Ribbons for his contributions during the Fargo Flood of 2009, Bismarck Flood of 2011, and the Dakota Access Pipeline efforts in 2017. His selfless dedication and leadership in times of crisis embody the true spirit of a military hero.
Corey's legacy lives on through his surviving family members: daughter, Gabbriella Ebach; fiancé, Tiffany Peterson; step-daughter, Tatumn Steenerson; parents, Allen (Charlotte) Ebach; sister, Crystal (Justin) Nelson; niece, Olivia; nephew and godson, Jude; niece, Harper; nephew, Isaac; 25 aunts and uncles and 44 cousins.
He was preceded in death by five uncles, two cousins and four grandparents.
A celebration of Corey's life will be held to honor the memory of a remarkable individual whose impact on the lives of others will forever be cherished. May he rest in peace, and may his spirit continue to inspire love and resilience in the hearts of those who knew him.