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James Robert Ellis

September 21, 1947 December 20, 2017
James Robert Ellis
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Obituary for James Robert Ellis

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home, Eveleth. Pastor Mickey Olson will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m.

James R. Ellis, 70, of Eveleth, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at home with family by his side. He was born on September 21, 1947 in Duluth to Robert D. and Ruth E. (Loney) Ellis. James graduated from Duluth Central High School and served his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Linda L. Balmer on January 4, 1969. James received his diploma for utility lineman in 1973, retiring as a supervisor at Minnesota Power. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, blasting rock and beaver dams and flying his gyrocopter and single seat planes. He was a member of Rush Lake Outing Club.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Cynthia L. Ellis of Bozeman, Montana, Christy M. (Gregory) Borgerding of Rogers, Mn; granddaughter, Emma; his mother, Ruth and brothers, Jeff (LaVonne) and Mike (Cathy) all of Duluth, sister-in-law, Cindy, Mission, Texas and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and brother, Steve.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM 1/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home

502 Adams Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home
502 Adams Avenue Eveleth 55734 Minnesota
United States

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