George W. Van Ells
George W. Van Ells

Greendale - George Van Ells, age 85 years, passed away on Thursday March 25, 2021 at his home in Greendale surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Corinne Van Ells and loving father of Chris (Doreen) Van Ells, Lori Van Ells (Ross Byrum), Mark Van Ells (Cindy Alivo) and Matt (Amy) Van Ells. He was the dear grandfather of Nate Van Ells (fiancé Lexie), Kaitlyn Van Ells (fiancé Caleb), Hailey Van Ells, Trevor Byrum, Zach Byrum and Emma Van Ells. He was the dear brother of Jenny Swan, David (Vicky) Van Ells and the late Carole Miller.

George met Corinne Patti while attending Bay View High School. They went on to marry on September 3, 1960 and spent the next 60 plus years raising their family and enjoying time with their children and grandchildren. George served in the US Navy and was an air traffic controller at General Mitchell International Airport for many years. He is a member of Hales Corners Lutheran Church where he served as a volunteer. George enjoyed golfing, spending time with family and friends and watching his children and grandchildren at their sporting events and other activities. George will be dearly missed by all.

Private services with family will be held. Memorials to Hales Corners Lutheran Church are appreciated.





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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 4, 2021.
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To the entire Van Ells family, my sincerest condolences you you all on the loss of George. He and Ron can now carry on their golf games upstairs without any concerns to pace of play. I always enjoyed my conversations with George at the diamond or on the golf course.
Eric B
April 5, 2021
Sincerest sympathies to Family and Friends of our dear friend George. I had the great pleasure to work with George, for many years, as part of our MKE ATCT Family, and had breakfast with George at our monthly OF retirees breakfast. George was a great sport and great sportsman. He always had funny stories to tell. George was a fun guy, and a great friend. George will be sorely missed by all of us, but will always be remembered in our hearts. I know George will be avoiding the "sand traps" on the courses he will continue to play where he now is!!
Randy Z
April 4, 2021