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Ellingson, John Roe  
Ellingson, John R. John Roe Ellingson Resident of the Town of New Hope, passed away April 14, 2015. He was 90 years old. Born July 26, 1924 to Maurice and Myrtle Ellingson from New Hope. John attended local schools, Peru Rural School, Rosholt High School and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He graduate with a degree in Dairy Science in 1950. He was a WWII veteran. He served on the USS Block Island: a small flat top air plane carrier. This was the first air craft carrier sunk in WWII by German U-Boats in early 1943. John survived 6 hours in the Atlantic Ocean before being rescued. He was discharged in 1946, finishing his service the Pacific theatre of war. John spent 32 years working for Kraft Foods retiring as an Executive and a Cheese Master. He worked in Chicago, Indiana, South America and Wisconsin. He was internationally recognized as an authority on cheese grading for taste, quality, and appearance. John is survived by one brother: Robert and Sister in law: Beverly, 9 nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were parents Maurice and Myrtle, twin sister Mary E. Olson, (Russell) brothers Richard (Marilyn) and Sidney. John lived in Green Bay for twenty years and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. John also was an active outdoors person. He enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing and golf. He spent several months each winter in Florida with dear family friends until his health curtailed travel. John was a lifelong member of North New Hope Lutheran church. He was baptized and confirmed there. He served as a council president. He was a Master of ceremonies for the 100th and 125th church anniversary celebrations. His church support has been unwavering throughout his entire life. He will be interned at the New Hope Cemetery. John will be missed by all who were acquainted with him. His cheerful attitude, generosity, and acts of kindness will be remembered and live on; or a donation to a charitable organization of your choice. Funeral Services to be held at North New Hope Lutheran Church in Amherst, Junction, WI. On Saturday April 25th, 2015. 10:00 Visitation. 11:00 Service and Dinner to follow the service. Additional details at Voie Funeral Home in Iola, Wisconsin. ( www.voiefuneralhome.com ).
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Apr. 21, 2015
Enders, Gerald  
Enders, Gerald Gerald "Jerry" Enders Jerry went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 20th, 2015 on his 79th birthday. He died surrounded by his loving family at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo, ND. Jerry was born in Milwaukee, WI to Alfred and Exilda Enders (Bowe). He lived and went to school in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from Oconto High School. Jerry joined the Air Force in '56 along with his cousin Merlin (Sandy) Bowe of Fond du Lac, WI and was stationed in Iowa. He was honorably discharged in '58, and returned home to the farm. After living at home helping out his family with their farm and working with other farmers for a few years, Jerry met his wife Delores (Dee) of 52 years at the Gillett fair in '62. They were married on September 29, 1962 in Peshtigo, WI at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church. They started their family and resided in Oconto, WI. Where there first daughter (Pennie) was born. They later moved to California where their second child, a son (Joe) was born. They returned to Oconto, WI where their third child, a daughter (Dotti) was born. They lived in various towns in WI. Jerry worked hard all his life. His jobs ranged from farming, milk testing, T.V. repair man, boat making, and over the road trucking. He retired as a long haul truck driver in '02, and moved with his wife to Fargo, ND. Where he lived until the end of his journey. Jerry enjoyed many activities in his life. In his early years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Later on in his life he was drawn to woodworking and crafting. He loved NASCAR with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. being his favorite driver, along with watching college football and baseball, both pro and the local Red Hawks. All these activities were always a pleasure to share with his family and friends. Jerry served in different positions at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lena, WI. Although he was asked many times to volunteer at the Fargo Air Museum, he preferred to just enjoy educating his grandsons on all types of aircrafts. Jerry enjoyed many activities with his children, which included playing indoor/outdoor games (except for Monopoly), enjoying skits that they would put on for him and their mom, and being his daughters' life-size barbie doll (which included full make up, jewelry, hair and nails). He was always a great sport and encouraged his children to succeed in life. Jerry is survived by his wife Delores, daughter Pennie Johnson, son Joe Enders and daughter Dotti (Roger) Taylor all from Fargo, ND. His six grandsons, Pennie's sons Kenneth (Ken) Meadke, Brandon and Shane Johnson of Green Bay WI and Johnathan Johnson of Fargo, ND. Dotti's sons Brandy Lee and Austin Woodrow of Fargo, ND. He is also survived by his 5 sisters and 1 brother, respectively Donna (Mel) Hier of CA, Karen (Dave) Cain, Ellen Baldwin, Kathleen/Kats (Jim) Van Hecke, Marlene Devener all from WI, David (Nancy) Enders of MD, 14 nieces and nephews many great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brother-in-laws (Bill Baldwin and Roger Devener) of WI, and many other family members. Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto from 4-7 pm Wednesday. 7pm Prayer Service. Visitation will continue at the Funeral Home from 9-11 am Thursday. Funeral Service 11 am Thursday April 30, 2015 at the Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Learman officiating. Burial will be 2:30 pm Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Grover. Please visit www.rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Fargo Air Museum are preferred. The family extends a special thank you to all of the staff at Villa Maria Nursing Home and Hospice of the Red River Valley and the Fargo VA Hospital.
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 24 to Apr. 29, 2015
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