OBITUARY

Michael B. Ewbank

November 14, 1945April 25, 2021

Michael B. Ewbank died in Springtown, Texas, on April 25, 2021. He was born in Helena, Arkansas, on November 14, 1945, to Cuthbert L. Eubanks and Aileen Berton Eubanks.

He was a Vietnam era veteran of the US Army and an enthusiastic patriot who descended from one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Michael earned a BA from the University of Dallas, did graduate work at St. Louis University (Missouri), and received a Licentiate and a Doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

His main teaching positions were at Loras College (Iowa) and Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary (Nebraska and Pennsylvania). Prof. Ewbank's book Thinking about Thinking: Logic appeared in December. A Thomasian thinker, Dr. Ewbank published some thirty scholarly articles in Medieval Studies, The New Scholasticism, The Review of Metaphysics, American Philosophical Quarterly, and journals in Europe.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth C. Wilhelmsen (Springtown), cousins Karen Berton Fayard and Sharon Berton Breaux (Louisiana), and sisters-in-law Dr. Alexandra Wilhelmsen (Lewisville, Texas) and F. Juliana Wilhelmsen (Avila, Spain).

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, May 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Mater Dei Catholic Parish, 2030 E State Hwy 356, Irving, with Dom Christopher Andrews, OSB, celebrant. The entombment will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Entombment

    Monday, May 10, 2021

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Mary Lynn Neuhaus

May 10, 2021

To the Ewbanks family—It was my pleasure to have Michael as a colleague in Hoffmann Hall at Loras College for many years. I found him to be a thoughtful, intelligent, and kind individual who placed his students’ needs above his own. Sending deepest sympathy-ML Neuhaus-Communication & Fine Arts