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“Karen, I'm sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I didn't know him, but as kids, I remember you referring to your older brothers often. I hope you...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Humphrey - Menomonee Falls, WI

“From Mike & Linda Juster in California, we wish to give our condolences to the family of Roger especially to Mike, Theresa, Greg & Julianna, Jason &...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Blasczyk-Juster

“Sympathy to the family.Rodger was a very kind and thoughtful person.Helping his neighbor Flo whenever he could.That will not be forgotten. Flo and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Florence markgraf - WI - neighbor

“We are very sad for your loss. Take care and know we are here for you. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra and Paul Kmiec - WI

“Roger was a very special person in my life. I started babysitting for Roger and Carol when I was in junior high. We have stayed friends ever since....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jackie Ellingson - Hixton, WI

“Carol, our deepest sympathy. Hope to see you Friday ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jack and Judy Sigurslid - Friend

“I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you all. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Suzanne Rettler

“A wonderful, hospitable lovely man. Welcomed our son (Paul) into his family with open arms. When we visited he was always jovial and very friendly. ...Read More »
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. ”
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Roger L. Ellingson, age 79, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Sylvan Crossings in Fitchburg. He was born on May 15, 1937 in the Town of Windsor, the son of Leslie and Ruth (Potratz) Ellingson. He married Carol Koch on July 3, 1964 at St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne serving from 1957 to 1960. He owned and operated Service Auto Parts (NAPA) in Sun Prairie from 1965 to 1998 and in Waterloo, from 1985 to 1998. He was a long time volunteer firefighter for Sun Prairie, and was President of the Fire Department and the Angell Park Board.
He is survived by his wife Carol; 3 children, Michael (Theresa), Dave (Julie), Sandy (Paul) Baker; 6 grandchildren, Greg (Julianna) Ellingson, Jason (Michelle Quilpy-Anderson) Ellingson, Nikki Ellingson, Zach (Kortne Hubred) Ellingson, Adam (Crystal) Ellingson, Krista Koenig (Derek Gehr); 4 great grandchildren, Jerade, Brianna, Aubree and Riley; 3 brothers, Gerald (Gail), Henry (Laurel), Richard (Deb); a sister, Karen (Jerry) Rettler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Ruth; a sister Rachel; and a niece Cristi.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday April 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Bristol Lutheran Cemetery.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com