Steven Ellingson, 61, of Bluff Siding, WI passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Steve was born April 3, 1957 in Eau Claire, WI to Neil and Darlene (Berndt) Ellingson.
He attended Winona Public Schools and Cochrane-Fountain City High School, graduating in 1975. Steve was active in sports, participating in Football, Wrestling and Track. He was inducted into the All American High School Football Hall of Fame. He then attended Southeast MN Vocational College where he earned a Journeyman License in Tool and Die.
He accepted Jesus as his Savior at the age of 11, and attends Cornerstone Community Church in Goodview, MN.
He is survived by his daughter Lindsey Miller of St. Paul, MN, his mother Darlene Ellingson, Bluff Siding, WI, Grandmother Esther Berndt, Winona, MN, brother Ronn (Srey) Ellingson and their children Jaidan Sobotta, Nade and Daryna Ellingson, Rochester, MN, and Sarah (Terry) Awe, daughter of Wanda, Lake In The Hills, IL, along with a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Neil Ellingson, paternal grandparents, maternal grandfather and loving partner Wanda Robinson.
Celebration of Steven's life will be held at Cornerstone Community Church, 1001 44th Ave., Goodview, MN at 11:00 AM Friday, December 7th with visitation one hour prior to services.
Burial will be in Naples Cemetery, Mondovi, WI. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
"I first met Steve at my Mom's place when I visited from Michigan. I was initially a little worried when he told me he'd been looking for a rich old lady to marry for a long time. I soon learned that Steve was a world-class smart-ass with a heart of gold who would never do a thing to take advantage of my mother. Quite the opposite: always there to help. I appreciated Steve's devil-may-care attitude to the world, and will always remember his installation of my Mom's ceiling fan/light without switching the fuse off or even the wall switch. You done well, Steve, and I look forward to cracking open a few beers with you on that old back porch in the sky! Dave Lindberg"
"My mother, Laverne Lindberg, was Steve's neighbor in Geneva, IL for many years. She considered Steve a good friend. They played cribbage almost every night. Steve was a big help especially as she got weaker. He always came over when we were in town from St Paul,MN. We miss him and are saddened to hear of his passing. Andy and Linda Lindberg"
"Memory....there are way too many to think about listing it here . Godfather to our Kim, "uncle" to them all....Duanes buddy and partner in crime for many years. Your stories will go on and on without you. Say hi to your dad, Goose, Armin & Eilleen and anyone else we lost. You are truly a legend, and i can see you cock your head and grin.....and say "not me...you must be talking about someone else!"...No Steve, it IS you! God speed & when Duane gets there someday, you can say: " hold my beer and watch this!" "