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Gretchen Ellis -- Eyota

December 30, 2018

Gretchen Marie Ellis, age 81, passed away Saturday, Dec 15, 2018, at Whitewater Health Care in St. Charles.

Gretchen was born in Chatfield to Louise Hanson on Jan. 18, 1937. She attended school there until her mother married John R. Thompson and moved to Eyota with his two daughters, Hazel Bernard and Joanne Muggenberg-Berg.

She married Mervin C. Ellis on July 30, 1954, at The Little Brown Church in the Vale. They were married for more than 64 years.

She is survived by her husband, Mervin of Eyota; her daughter, Linda Cure of Rhinelander, Wis.; two sons, Jeffrey (Carrie) Ellis of Byron and Thomas (Terry) Ellis of Rochester; five grandchildren, Justin and Shane Cure, Westin Ellis and Alex and Danna Willery; three great-grandchildren, Landon, Anna and Cooper Cure.

A service and celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, Eyota

Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.

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