Steven Ellefson(1957 - 2012)

Steven V. Ellefson, 55


Apr. 2, 1957 - Oct. 4, 2012

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice for Steven V. Ellefson, age 55, who passed away Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Robert Trinklein will officiate. Friends and family may call from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Sunday at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice and one hour prior to the services Monday also at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Steven was born April 2, 1957 in Anoka to Steve & Alice (Anderson) Ellefson. He married Karen Cannon on Aug. 24, 1996 in Wahpeton, ND. He lived most of his life in the Sauk Rapids area. Steven was a Chemical Dependency Counselor at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, retiring in 2010. He also worked part time at the Central MN Crisis Detox Center. He was a member of Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church. Steven loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, plants, and feeding the birds. He was a caring and compassionate man who was committed to recovery in all principles of life. Steve had a great sense of humor and his strong faith was the driving force of his life. He adored his wife, children and family.

Survivors include his wife, Karen of Sartell; daughter, Hannah of Sauk Rapids; son, Noah of Sartell; parents, Steve & Alice of Sauk Rapids; sister and brothers, Barbara of Sauk Rapids, Bradley (Jan) of Westport, SD, and Jeffrey (Sharon) of San Juan Capistrano, CA; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Steven was preceded in death by his grandparents, Victor & Anna Anderson and Stephen & Dorothy Ellefson.

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Funeral Home

Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 251-1454

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 5, 2012