Hamilton County


Lt. Elling Johannes Ellingson




Ellling Johannes Ellingson was born Dec. 8, 1905 to Osmond and Alma Stromgren Ellingson. He died May 28, 1996 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Lt. Ellingson served with the U.S. Army in World War II.


Elling J. Ellingson, 90, Webster City, died May 28, 1996, at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City, with Pastor Roy Miltner officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Foster Funeral Home in Webster City and prior to services on Friday at the church.

Elling J. Ellingson, son of Osmond and Alma Stromgren Ellingson, was born Dec. 8, 1905, in Webster City. He graduated from Webster City High School in 1924. He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfields, Minn., in 1928, and went to graduate school at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He was united in marriage to Margaret Ellingson. From 1930 until 1939, he operated Ellingson Market on Seneca Street in Webster City and in 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific Theater. He left as a captain in 1946. In 1946, he started Ellington Insurance in Webster City and he sold the business to Town and Country agency in 1977. Since then, he was retired. His wife preceded him in death on March 9, 1995.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Jim Bowe, Burnsville, Minn., Lynn and Stan Pamperin, Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Keith and Darice Pamperin, Des Moines, Matt and Andrea Bowe, St. Paul, Minn., Steve and Jana Pampering, Charleston, Ill., Cindy Pamperin, Fort Dodge, and David Bowe, Burnsville, Minn. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Julia; brother, Alvin; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Mr. Ellingson was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a 50-year member of the American Legion Post No. 191, a 40-plus year member of the Elks Club, and he served on the Board of Directors of Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - May 29, 1996