Thomas S. Ellefson

Thomas S. Ellefson

Thomas S. Ellefson, age 57 of Soldiers Grove, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 following surgery.

He was born July 19, 1956 to Casper Stanley and Mary Ann (Hanson) Ellefson. He was a quite, easy going child and those traits carried through his adulthood. Tom was united in marriage to Barbara Ray on October 14 1989 and had worked at the Kickapoo Orchard for 23 years. Tom had a kind heart and would help anyone in need.

In addition to his wife, Barb, Tom is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Ellefson; siblings, Duane (Caroline) Ellefson, LeRoy (Betty) Ellefson, Mike (Darlene) Ellefson, Steve Ellefson, Diane (John) Heal, Sue (Dave) Cudney, Sandy (Steve) Thompson, and Barb Ellefson; his brothers-in-law: James Ray and Randy Ray; his sister-in-law, Susan Ray; special dog, Chloe; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Ellefson in 1996 and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Bertha Ray in 1995.

Blessed be our memory of Thomas S. Ellefson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church, rural Soldiers Grove. Elder John Johnson will officiate with burial in the Montgomeryville Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday after 12 Noon.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

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The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Gays Mills is serving the family.