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Greater Wausau: Rev. Karen Ebert used her cancer battle to share faith

9:35 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
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The death of the Rev. Karen Ebert on Wednesday at age 50 from a rare form of appendix cancer came as no surprise.

Ebert was lead pastor at First United Methodist Church in downtown Wausau when she was diagnosed with the disease in 2007, and with the help of family members, friends and colleagues, she decided to incorporate her struggle with the fatal illness into her work as the spiritual guide of the congregation.

"When you live in a fishbowl, you can't keep something like this a secret. And as a pastor, you live in a fishbowl," Ebert told the Wausau Daily Herald in July 2011. "I started to think like a ...

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