Marie Ellingson

                    September 1, 1914  -  February 24, 2012


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Marie E. Ellingson, age 97, a long time resident of Brainerd, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Good Samaritan Society – Woodland. She was born on September 1, 1914 in Hampshire, Illinois to August and Rosa Lena (Conro) Erdmann. Marie was a graduate of St. Francis School and Washington High School.

She was a founding member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Marie was a member of the D of I, Forrester’s, and Guild into her ninety’s. She enjoyed playing cards (especially bridge and 500), working on crafts, knitting afghans, baby hats and booties, square-dancing, Sunday drives with her late husband, traveling with her siblings to family reunions and being with her children and their families. Marie also enjoyed many “Mystery Trips” to various states. She was the Minnesota Twins fan “extraordinaire”. Marie worked at a number of businesses in Brainerd; the most rewarding being a Psychiatric Technician at the Brainerd State Hospital.

Marie is survived by a son, Don Ellingson of Fruita, CO, two daughters, Kathy Simonson of Brainerd and Luann Thompson of Bemidji, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, a sister, Lucille Mayo of Montgomery, LA and a brother, William Erdmann of Livingston, MT.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her daughter Judy Koenig, and a granddaughter, Andrea Koenig.

The following are special friends of Marie’s that provided her much needed, assistance, love and companionship in her later years. Marie considered them her “extended family”. They are: Joyce Unger, Lynn Richter and Carolyn Vosler.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. Visitation will begin the hour before service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Memorials should be sent to the charity of your choice in memory of Marie E. Ellingson.




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Born: September 1, 1914

Death: February 24, 2012


This memorial provided by:
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home<br /><br />Brainerd Lakes Cremation Society
Brainerd, MN