Brandon E. Ellingson, 20, of Clive tragically passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Brandon was born December 7, 1993 in Des Moines to Mr. & Mrs Ellingson. He graduated with honors from Valley High School in West Des Moines and currently attended Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Epsilon Fraternity. Brandon was pursuing a degree in business entrepreneurship, while working with his father at Glacier Properties. Brandon was proud to be a part of the Des Moines Capitals for four years; he was captain for two of those years. Brandon had a passion and love for playing football. Brandon was fortunate enough to be a part of two state championship teams; 2008 Des Moines Capitals Hockey team and 2011 Valley High School Football team. After high school, he continued to maintain an enthusiasm for fitness and healthy living. Brandon had a kind heart for people and animals, especially his beloved dog, Benji. He will be remembered for his love of life and his contagious smile, which left those around him smiling as well. Those cherishing Brandon's memory include his parents; sister; grandparents many other extended family members and friends. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at Valley Church, 4343 Fuller Rd., West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 6 at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines. Interment will be at Booneville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50313 or the Brandon Ellingson Scholarship Fund at Valley High School C/O Cindy Todd, 4928 Cherrywood Place, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.
Cause of Death : Drowning
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Record added: Jun 02, 2014
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