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George Edward Ellis

George Edward Ellis, 73, of 8407 Spanish Rd. SW, died suddenly Friday Morning, January 7, 2005, at Silverleaf Village Resort, Flint, Texas, while on vacation there. Services at 11 AM Friday in Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Rev. Brenda Peconge of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church will officiate. Entombment in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday and at the chapel after 10:30 AM on Friday.

Survivors include his wife Frances, two sons David James Hardin Ellis of Henderson, Colorado, and Bryan Scott Hardin Becky Michelle Doehrmann Ellis of Cedar Rapids, Ia. Four grandchildren Laurie Marie Ellis Nicholas Watkins and Jennifer Ann Ellis all of Fort Collins, Colorado, Brandon Scott Ellis and Brooke Michelle Ellis both of Cedar Rapids, Ia. Two great-grandchildren: Ryann Alice Watkins and Logan Jamison Burke both of Fort Collins, Colorado, Two sisters, Hazel Marie William Dwayne Clanin and Arlene Mae Lowell Sims all of Russell, Ia., and a brother Raymond Dean Lorna Ellis of Manchester, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Doris Jean Ellis Bingaman Dave Fosmark.

George was born August 10, 1931 in Lucas County, Ia. The son of Clarence Jefferson and Maudie Mae Carpenter Ellis. He graduated from Russell, Ia. High School. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1951 1955. He then attended Milwaukee School of Engineering from 1956 1961 where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was a salesman for Texaco Oil Co from 1961 1969. He married Frances Anne Davison Hardin on August 27, 1966. They purchased a business that later became known as Cedar Rapids Welding Supply Inc. George retired in 1998 to golf and travel.

George was a member of Mt. Hermon Masonic Lodge No 263. He had been active in Boy Scout Troup 29 at Hoover Elementary School, and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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