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Jean Ellwein


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Jean Ellwein

Jean Audrey (Thompson) Ellwein, age 86, died October 22, 2016, at Sanford Medical Center of a stroke. She was born April 29, 1930, to Clarence and Ollie (Toft) Thompson in Sioux Falls, SD, and lived outside Sioux Falls until the family moved near Larchwood, IA. She attended country school, graduated from Larchwood High School and attended Augustana College. On June 11, 1950, she was united in marriage with Keith Ellwein. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and Chapter CT, P.E.O. She is survived by daughters, Jan (Jerry) Bork, Sioux Falls, SD; Julie (Eric) Hedlund, San Antonio, TX; and Jacquelyn (Jon) Williams, Chanhassen, MN; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Keith, her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Aurloine and Gene Keyarts, and sister-in-law, Bonnie (Ellwein) Gregerson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church Foundation, First Lutheran Media Ministry, or the donor's choice.

Visitation will begin Thursday, October 27, 2016, at noon, with the family present from 5-7 pm, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 28, 2016, at First Lutheran Church, 327 S. Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 25, 2016
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