ARLEN ELLINGSON

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Arlen Ellingson, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home.  He was 73 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Living Hope Church in Mora with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church, beginning at 12:00 noon.

INURNMENT will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Arlen Carl Ellingson, of Mora, MN, passed away on April 28, 2018 at his home after being on hospice since February 9th. He was 73 years old.

Arlen was born on May 29, 1944 in Red Wing, MN to Leonard and Myrtle (Jacobson) Ellingson. He was the 8th of their 9 children. He attended school briefly at St. Paul Park until the family moved to Hastings, MN where he resumed and completed his schooling. After high school Arlen had numerous jobs until he landed a job at the Hastings Elevator where he worked for many years. During this time he met the love of his life, Carol Nestrud, whom he married in 1969. They had four sons together; Paul, twins Dale and David, and Dennis. Unfortunately the twins were premature and only lived for a day. Then in 1973 they moved to the Mora area where their daughter Denice was born. After a few brief jobs Arlen got a job at Fingerhut where he was content to stay until it’s closing in 2001.

Arlen was a good provider for his family and loved them very much. Over the years he spent time with the boys’ deer hunting, camping and fishing (which included the whole family). He also loved working in the wood shop with Carol making benches, bean bag games, or peg boards, etc. He also had a love for trains, and spent many hours in his “depot” that his family built for him a few years ago.

Arlen was known for his wit and sense of humor which he kept up until the day he died. We will miss him greatly, but are happy he is finally home and at peace.

Arlen was preceded in death by his parents; step father Ferdinand Hubley; sons, Dale and David; brothers, Melvin (Lee) and Donald (Dorothy); sisters, Agnus (David) Berger and Katheren Peterson; brother-in-law Marvin Rapp; and son-in-law Michael LaPlant.

He is survived by his wife Carol; children Paul (Marianne) Ellingson; Dennis Ellingson, and Denice LaPlant (Mark); grandchildren Stephanie (Jon) Buchanan, Jennifer Dahlberg, Kelly Dahlberg, Bryan Dahlberg, Jeffery Ellingson, and Tristen Ellingson; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Lenora Rapp, JoAnne (Jeff) Wagnon, Robert (Phyllis) Ellingson, Leonard (Kris) Ellingson; brother-in-law Ronald “Rocky” Peterson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

2 guestbook entries for ARLEN ELLINGSON

  1. Shawna Butenhoff April 30, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

    So very sad to hear this news, he will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Love, hugs and prayers to you all as you find your new “normal”. I know my mom met him at heavens gates with a huge hug.

  2. Connie May 1, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

    I cant believe he is gone. Most of our best memories are from being up at Mora camping and fishing. Him and Carol and family have always been a big part of our lives. I miss you already uncle arlo. Give mom a hug for me❤❤ love connie.

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