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Ellis Eugene Johansen


1914 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Ellis Eugene Johansen Obituary
Ellis Eugene Johansen was born Jan. 9, 1914, the fifth child of Fred and Annie Johansen in Hay Springs, Neb., and passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.
Connie, Ferd and Fred, and Horace were born before him. He graduated from high school in Hay Springs and went on to attend college at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He married Inez Dorothy Scholes in 1937. They had five children, with one dying in infancy.
He was a sales and service representative for Addressograph-Multigraph Corp. in Omaha and Sioux City, Iowa, before moving to Le Mars, Iowa, in 1946. He opened a printing shop called Le Mars Memo.
In 1958, he became the job shop manager at the LeMars Daily Sentinel. In 1968, he accepted a government position as a solar observer in solar research at Sacramento Peak Observatory in Sunspot. In 1981, he retired and moved to Alamogordo.
In 2007, after the death of his wife, he returned to LeClaire, Iowa, and then Riverview Manor in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Horace, Ferd, Fred and Willard; one sister, Thelma Carter; infant son James; and a great-grandson, Timothy S. Melvin.
He is survived by three sisters, Connie Miller, Madge Dugger and Norma Patton; his four children, Sylvia Stokes, of Minneapolis, Marilyn Jeray, of Lafayette, Ind., Liz Whisler, of Le Claire, and Steven Johansen, of Houston; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 8 to Oct. 8, 2011
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