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Published March 05, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gerhard Ellingson

Gerhard Ellingson, age 81, of Carrington, ND, formerly of Grace City, ND, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Gerhard Mandroph Ellingson was born on February 8, 1932, the son of Gunder and Inger (Fundingsland) Ellingson in Carrington. He attended country school in Haven Township in Foster County and also attended school for a short time at Juanita.

Gerhard Ellingson

Gerhard Ellingson, age 81, of Carrington, ND, formerly of Grace City, ND, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Gerhard Mandroph Ellingson was born on February 8, 1932, the son of Gunder and Inger (Fundingsland) Ellingson in Carrington. He attended country school in Haven Township in Foster County and also attended school for a short time at Juanita.

On November 10, 1957, Gerhard was united in marriage to Darlene Hins in Medina. ND. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Italy. After his Honorable Discharge, they lived in Carrington for a short time where Gerhard worked at the lumber yard before moving to a farm near Grace City in 1959. Gerhard farmed and raised cattle and in 1970, he studied at home to start a sideline business in air conditioning and refrigeration repair. Gerhard retired from farming and they moved to Carrington in the fall of 2010.

He was a supervisor on Nordmore Township board for many years and served on Foster County ASCS later known as FSA board for 3 terms. Gerhard was a member of James River Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran Church in Grace City, and Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1987, they traveled to Norway to visit relatives. Gerhard enjoyed farming, raising cattle, tinkering in the shop and watching baseball.

Gerhard is survived by his wife, Darlene of Carrington; one son, Mitchell (Lori) Ellingson, Grace City; one daughter, Janine (John) Gisi, New Rockford, ND; two grandchildren, Kelsey and Katie Gisi; three brothers, Einar Ellingson, Glenfield, Arvid (Lillian) Ellingson, West Fargo, ND, and Lester (Val) Ellingson, Carrington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dennis Ellingson; four sisters-in-law, Pat Ellingson, Leona Walcker, Bernice Guthmiller and Wanda Topp; and one brother-in-law, Gerald Walcker.

Visitation: Tuesday, 1:00 – 7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

Interment: James River Cemetery, rural Grace City, ND

On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

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