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Dean E. Ellis
Dean E. Ellis
Dean E. Ellis

May 17, 1930 - August 10, 2018
Born in rural Grimes
Resided in Grimes, Iowa
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Dean E. Ellis, 88, passed away August 10, 2018 at the Madrid Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Grimes, where he was a member for most of his life. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Sunny Hill Cemetery, Grimes, Iowa.

Dean was born May 17, 1930 on the family farm in rural Grimes, Iowa to Merrill and Dorothy Ellis. He graduated from Grimes High School and attended Drake University. In 1950 he was united in marriage to Lorraine Harrison and they made their home in rural Grimes, where Dean farmed for most of his life. After his parents passed away, they returned to his family farm which is now a Century Farm. He also drove school bus for several communities including Woodward-Granger for 35 years.

Dean was a man of many talents. Dean and Lorraine taught round dancing and Dean was a nationally known choreographer. He was a fifty year member of the Dallas Center Chapter of Eastern Star and a Worthy Grand Patron of the Eastern Star in the State of Iowa. He showed Quarter horses and judged horse shows, wrote poetry, was an avid reader and since 1938 was a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Dean is survived by his wife, Lorraine; son, Steve Ellis (Kay Hines); grandson, Clinton (Erica) Ellis; great grandson, Owen; a sister, Merrilyn Fitzsimmons and nephew, Duane Fitzsimmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Greg Fitzsimmons.

Memorial contributions may be directed to his family for a cause to be determined. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Special thanks to the staff of Madrid Home and Suncrest Hospice for their loving care.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ BRANDT DALLAS CENTER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
First Presbyterian Church, Grimes
410 South Third Street
Grimes, IA 50111
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Service
First Presbyterian Church, Grimes
410 South Third Street
Grimes, IA 50111
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:30 AM
Burial
Sunny Hill Cemetery, Grimes, IA
n/a
Grimes, Iowa 50111
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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The Family c/o Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Dallas Center Chapel
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063