Leona Ellis (1921 - 2014)

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Leona F. Ellis, 93

Sauk Rapids

May 11, 1921 - June 3, 2014

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Leona F. Ellis, age 93, who passed away Tuesday at her home.  Deacon Larry Sell will officiate and burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sauk Rapids.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Leona was born May 11, 1921 in St. Cloud to William & Helen (Grycynski) Ganskop.  She married Robert Ellis on Jan. 24, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids.  Leona lived in Sauk Rapids since her marriage.  She worked as a custodian at Stewart Hall on the SCSU campus for 41 years, retiring in 2011.  Leona enjoyed crocheting, baking cookies, walking, fishing, spending time at the cabin in Deer River, and having her hair done at Village Plaza by Shirley every week.  She was a hardworking, giving, caring, selfless person who never complained.

Survivors include her daughter and sons, Patti (Michael) Grelson of Sartell, Gary (Sharon) Ellis of Sauk Rapids, William Ellis of Sauk Rapids; granddaughter, Candice (Troy Spiczka) Grelson; and great granddaughters, Mikayla and Audrey.  Leona was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert in 1961; grandson, Michael Grelson, Jr.; one brother and two sisters.

Obituary, Guest Book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on June 4, 2014
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