Odney C. Ellingson, 60

Odney C. Ellingson, 60, of East Grand Forks, MN died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer.
Odney Ellingson was born October 21, 1954 in Williamsport, IN the son of Odney W. and Lorraine (Doeden) Ellingson.  He grew up in Grand Forks and graduated from Red River High School in 1972.  He attended UND and the Dakota Wesleyan University, in Mitchell, SD receiving an Associates of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement.  He moved back to East Grand Forks in 1978 where he worked for the East Grand Forks Police Department, retiring in 2008.  He married Illeta Miller on May 24, 1997 in Grand Forks, ND.  He also worked for area farmers and Transystems.
He was a member of the Blue Knights International, The Red River Masonic Lodge #292, and the Sons of the American Legion.  His also had many hobbies which included riding motorcycle, deer and bear hunting, helping people with various projects, enjoying time at the lake with family and friends, and donating 73 plus gallons of blood and platelets at the Dak Minn Blood Bank.   
He is survived by his wife Illeta, and daughter Cassidy Ellingson both of East Grand Forks, parents Odney and Lorraine Ellingson of Grand Forks, 2 brothers, Arley (Peggy) Ellingson of Donnellson, IA, Mark (Shari) Ellingson of Grand Forks, 1 nephew Bill (Malonie) Ellingson of Gillette, WY, niece Erika Reichenbach of Des Moines, IA and best friend Don (Pam) Divis of Mount Holly, NJ, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dak Minn Blood Bank or to the Donors Choice.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1600 4thAve. North, Grand Forks, ND.
 
Visitation: 5-7 PM with a 6:30 PM prayer service, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Grand Forks.
 
Online Guestbook:  www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
 
Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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