Danny Joseph Ellis, of Eyota, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Sept. 22, 1951, to Fred and Helen Ellis. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1969. He joined the Army
in 1969 and did a tour in Vietnam from 1970-71 as a mechanic and a gunner on a gun truck.
Dan was a devoted husband to Christine Ellis for 45 wonderful years and a fantastic father to Heidi, Joseph, Richard and Christian Ellis. He loved spending time with close family and friends, especially his six grandkids Sydney, Peyton, Morgan, Parker, Millie and Tate.
The sparkle in his eyes was priceless every time they walked into the house. Dan was also a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan and shared that love and enthusiasm with his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother Fred and Helen Ellis; his brothers Richard Ellis and Jim Ellis, along with two sisters; Susan Severson and Mary Devine.
There will be a celebration of his life and love in late spring or early summer; family and friends will be notified of the date at a later time.