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Ronald Leroy Ellingsen , Age: 80
February 06, 1939 -- February 15, 2019

Ronald Leroy Ellingsen, 80, born in Chicago to Raymond and Gertrude Ellingsen. He raised three sons from his first marriage with Darlene Oestmann (deceased). He married Nancy Weinand where they shared 33 loving years together. Even though he spent the last 24 years in Sarasota FL,  his roots are in  the northwest side of Chicago.  He graduated from Kelvin Park High School in 1956,  attended Wright College,  joined the Air National Guard and worked 33 years at Wallace Supply & Mfg. Co.  He worked another 15 years with the Sarasota school district before retiring. He battled many health issues over the years while always maintaining a positive attitude. His love for family and friends was unconditional with the best of times visiting Chicago to be with his family. His passion was fishing, golfing, gardening, sports, and his dogs (Bear, Kiko & Misty). 

Ron will be dearly missed by  his beloved wife Nancy (nee Weinand). Loving father of Robert, Ronald (Ann), Raymond Ellingsen and step-father to the Sersen family. Proud grandfather of Meagan, Amanda, Jon, Nellie, Danny, Molly, Raymond, Michael and Noelle.  Fond brother of  Raymond (Sue) Ellingsen and brother-in-law of  the Oestmann family. Dear uncle of the Oestmann, Olson & Behrens families. Loving friend of  "The "Club" Kelvin Park HS,  Sarasota buddy Nick, & and countless others.    

On Saturday, February 23rd there will be a visitation from noon until the time of memorial service at 2:30 pm at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, 6471 N Northwest Highway, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron's memory may be made to Timothy Christian Memorial Scholarship Fund for underprivileged students.  www.timothychristian.com/donate/ 


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