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Byron Ellis

Denmark, Iowa


October 26, 2017
Denmark, Iowa


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King-Lynk Funeral Home Obituary

Byron Ellis, 91, of Ft. Madison passed away on October 26, 2017 at Great River Medical Center. He was born on October 10, 1926 near Grand Forks, ND. He married Helen Johnson and she preceded him in death. He then married Carol Gram and they later divorced. Byron served in the US Army during WWII. Byron ran LCYS in Ft. Madison and then was the Executive Director of Methelman Meadows until his retirement. He was a past member of the Mason's and enjoyed reading, art and history. Survivors include four step children, Mary Jo Jones, Hans Johnson, John Gram and Lisa McKinney. He was preceded in death by his parents. Per his wishes, his body has been donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy for Scientific Research and King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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I wish to express my condolences to Byron's family. I was employed at the Helen Ellis Home for Girls from 1975-1977. Byron taught me a lot about myself as well as a counselor at the group home. I am indebted to him as he was my mentor & friend. I have fond memories of Byron. Hans was my friend & I wish to send my condolences to him also.

Family of Byron Ellis- My sympathy to all on the loss of Bryon. I was president when Byron ran the Nancy Hunt Home for Boys . I know that program did a lot of good for the people served. Thanks Byron.

My deepest condolences to Mary Jo and family. Mary: haven't seen you since high school. Contact me at [email protected] if you wish.

Debbe (Swingler) King
FMHS 1974

I had the pleasure of knowing this man. He was so full of life and knowledge. He was a little rough around the edges. At first. But when he warmed up to you he had a heart of gold. He was the most selfless man you could of ever met. He would give you the shirt off his back. He was always a good listener as well as an advisor. He adored his dog Ralph. He was as spoiled as he could be. We had many great talks. I will always treasure the memories we have.. and i am glad God gave me the...