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.