Rita R. EllisonRita R. Ellison, 70, Fargo, ND, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. A Memorial Service will be held 1 PM, Friday, January 25, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. There will be sharing with the family one hour before the service. Interment will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton. Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, is in charge of arrangements.
Rita was born October 7, 1942 at Breckenridge, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Opal (Dybdal) Kuruc. She grew up in Wahpeton attending St. John’s Catholic School and graduating from Wahpeton High School in 1960 where she participated in the marching band. She lived for a time in Minneapolis where she attended Business College and worked for a time with 3M. She married Larry Ellison in Wahpeton, ND in July of 1963. They lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, before moving to Horace and Casselton, ND. While in Casselton Rita was involved in the volunteer Ambulance Service and participated in the local “police reserves”. She moved to Fargo in 1993.