Ellen E. Mahoney, age 79, died Thursday December 12, 2013 at her home.

She was born on October 16, 1934, the daughter of the late Emil and Alice (Taylor) Evert. She was united in marriage to Thomas Mahoney on November 20, 1956 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Leland. Ellen enjoyed camping, gardening, and polka music. She loved to dance, go for walks, and for drives in the country.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas; three children, Thomas A. (Debby) Mahoney, Deborah (Frank) DiMartino, and Dennis (Jill) Mahoney; 6 grandchildren, Jason, Michelle, Jeremy, Crystal, Thomas R., and Nathan; 3 step-grandchildren, Jay, Autumn, and Katie; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Dorothy (Duaine) Trager, Charlotte Schwartz, and Ginny (Curt) Greenheck; two brothers, Bill (Mary) Evert and Tom (Jeanne) Evert; a sister-in-law, Ruth Evert; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey Evert, and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Schwartz.

A funeral service will be held at ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Prairie du Sac, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 with Pastor Sally Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Sauk City Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday, December 16, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and also on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.