|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1998|
San Diego County
ROBERT V. ELLERAAS SR.
Services were held Monday, April 6, 1998, for Robert V. Elleraas Sr., 79, of Burnsville, formerly of Long Prairie, at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie with the Rev. David Sorensen officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Long Prairie VFW and American Legion Posts, was in Evergreen Cemetery, Long Prairie.
Pallbearers were Patrick, Rick, Scott, Bob and Don Elleraas and Jim Mullen. Arrangements were made by Stephan-Stein Funeral Home, Long Prairie. .
He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Twin Valley to Arne and Gunda (Lund) Elleraas. He grew up in Gary and graduated from Gary High School. He served the Army in WW II in France. After the war he attended the University of Minnesota. He married Delores Stevens June 9, 1946, in Ada. They lived in Moorhead from 1946 to 1966, where he was Clay County Assistant County Highway Engineer. He lived in Elbow Lake for one year and Wheaton from 1967 to 1972 where he was Traverse County Highway Engineer. He moved to Long Prairie in 1972 and served as Todd County Highway Engineer until retiring in 1981. He continued to live in Long Prairie until july 1996 when he became a resident of the Care Free Living Apartments in Burnsville. He was a member of the Long Prairie American Lutheran Church and Long Prairie VFW. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Delores in 1987; one son, Mark, in 1964 and one sister, Laverne.
Survivors include five children, Robert Jr. and wife, Joyce Elleraas of Burnsville, Richard Elleraas of Fargo, N.D., Donald and wife, Mary Beth Elleraas of Hobart, IN, Lynne and husband, Robert Falcon of San Diego, CA and Scott and wife, Rebecca Elleraas of Chanhassen; one brother, Allen Elleraas of Anoke; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Long Prairie Leader, April 8, 1998
Arne Antonson Elleraas (1887 - 1972)
Gunda Lund Elleraas (1890 - 1971)
Delores Verle Stevens Elleraas (1923 - 1987)*
Mark Elleraas (1959 - 1964)*
Vincent Allen Elleraas (1914 - 1914)*
Allen Wendell Elleraas (1915 - 2002)*
Luverne Genevieve Elleraas Long (1917 - 1951)*
Robert Vincent Elleraas (1919 - 1998)
Mark Elleraas (1959 - 1964)**
Created by: Linda Rhoadarmer
Record added: Oct 08, 2012
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