NISSWA - Elvin J. Ellingboe, age 81, of Nisswa, formerly of Deerwood, died on May 14, 2007, at his home. He was born on Oct. 1, 1925, in Sunberg, Minn., to Edward and Julia (Halverson) Ellingboe. He married Clara Viola Sanvig in Glenwood, Minn., on Feb. 7, 1948. He was a Korean War Army veteran and was a member of the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post No. 557 of Deerwood and the Garrison VFW. He also was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood and the Garrison VFW. He also was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood and the Moose Lodge in Aitkin. He was a retired depot agent for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
He is survived by two sons, Keith Ellingboe, of Brainerd, Brian (Michelle) Ellingboe, of Robbinsdale; two daughters, Carrie Vukelich, of Nisswa, and Elizabeth "Lisa" (LeRoy Jr.) Iler, of Foley; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Clara; a son, Ronald; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood with military honors given by the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post No. 557 of Deerwood. Friends may call on Friday one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Church in Little Falls.
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