Ellis R. Krell, 70 |
June 5, 1945 — Feb. 12, 2016
Ellis R. Krell, 70, of West Bend, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1945, in Newburg to Sylvester and Dorothy (nee Monday) Krell.
Ellis proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to work at the West Bend Co. until retiring in 2000. In retirement, he enjoyed golfing and working at West Bend Lakes Golf Club. He also enjoyed cooking, hunting and drawing.
He was a long-time member and treasurer of the Newburg Lions Club.
Ellis is survived by his former spouse and dear friend, Jean Krell of West Bend; two sons, Tim (girlfriend Sarah Ingle) Krell of West Bend and Col. Kerry Krell of Bristol; and one grandson, Brodie Krell. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Judy Krell; his brother-in-law, Don Smith; his former sister-in-law, Jackie Krell-Stumpf; nieces and nephews, Jason Krell, Amy Bova, Greta Arndt, Marla Krell-Arundel, Clinton Krell, Sara Baker and Ryan Smith; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Dorothy Krell, and three siblings, Roger Krell, Ronnie Krell and Mary Rose Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with the Rev. Kevin Kowalske officiating. Inurnment will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Newburg at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends from 2-3:45 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Freedom Park Veterans Memorial in Newburg are appreciated.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.