Arthur Ellanson, age 100, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment at Linden Lutheran Cemetery in Hanska, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 9:30 - 10:30 A.M., one hour prior the service at the church.
Arthur Marvin Ellanson was born on June 15, 1916, in Linden Township, Brown County, Minnesota. He was the son of Albert and Mary (Throdahl) Ellanson. He was baptized as an infant on August 27, 1916, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on June 15, 1930, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska, Minnesota. Arthur received his education thru the 8th grade at a country school in Hanska, Minnesota. Arthur entered active military service in the United States Army on September 12, 1941, and served his country during World War II. He received an Honorable Discharge on December 8, 1945.
On July 10, 1946, Arthur was united in marriage to Linnea Viola Johnson at Kansas Lake Lutheran Church in Butterfield, Minnesota. Arthur and Linnea made their home in Odin, MN, Artesian, SD, Lake Crystal, St. Peter and Arlington, Minnesota. Then in 1998, they moved to Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Kathryn, John, Lowell, Linnea and Peter. Arthur and Linnea shared over 70 years of marriage until Linnea passed away on April 24, 2017.
Arthur was a baker, truck driver, electrician and farmer. He was a member at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Arthur was also a member of the Glencoe VFW Post #5102 and the Sons of Norway.
Arthur enjoyed playing cards, reading, fishing, gardening and fixing farm equipment. He also loved his Chevy truck. Arthur treasured the times spent with his family and friends.
Arthur passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 100 years, 11 months and 27 days. Blessed be his memory.
Arthur is survived by his:
Children, Kathryn Chrismon and her husband, Lonny, of Phelan, CA,
John Ellanson and his wife, Ellen, of Apple Valley, MN,
Lowell Ellanson and his wife, Lesa, of Greeley, PA,
Linnea Fink and her husband, Allen, of Jordan, MN,
Peter Ellanson and his wife, Cindy, of Glencoe, MN;
33 Great Grandchildren with three more on the way;
Sisters-In-Law, Marion Johnson,
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and friends.
Arthur is preceded in death by his Parents, Albert and Mary Ellanson; Wife, Linnea Ellanson; Grandchild, Aaron; Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law, Carl and Axie Johnson; Siblings, Hans Ellanson, Alvin Ellanson and his wife, Marge, Clara Sandberg and her husband, Leonard, Mabel Sandberg and her husband, Art, Pearl Sandberg and her husband, Walter, Arnie Ellanson and his wife, Lorraine, and Marvin "Mal" Ellanson.