Ethan E. Ellis

Born: Saturday, November 10, 1934
Passed: Friday, September 15, 2017

9/21/2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

9/22/2017 | 3:00 PM -
Fred C. Olson Chapel 


Ethan E. Ellis, 82, of Rockford, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, September 15, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 10, 1934, in Monroe, WI, the son of Walter and Florence (Winger) Ellis. Ethan was a graduate of Broadhead High school. He was a veteran of the Army Reserves, where he served 2 years in Italy. Ethan married Rogene E. Feltz on June 19, 1954, in Rockford. He was predeceased by his Genie on October 9, 2010. He worked many years at Chrysler and retired in 1996.
Survivors include his children: Steven (Brenda) Ellis of Machesney Park, Cherrie Candie (Robert) Zuehlke and Terry (Laurie) Ellis, both of Rockford, Melodie (Ronald) Hobbie of Montevideo, MN, and Darla Ellis of Rockford; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren and 2 on the way. The family would like to say a special thank you to Heartland Hospice.
Funeral Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford, with Reverend Ronald Hobbie officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Fred C. Olson Chapel. Memorials can be made to the family.

Condolences & Shared Memories (3)

  1. b

    To the family please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May you take comfort from the scriptures that soon all sickness and death will one day be a thing of the past. I hope these scriptures will give you some comfort. Isaiah 25:8 Revelation 21:3-5

  2. Kathryn feltz

    I'm sorry for your loss

  3. Bill Schultz

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve and celebrate Ethan's victory. May God give you lots of opportunities to share the good news we all can rejoice in. He is risen!