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 Ernest David Ellis Jr.

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Ernest David Ellis Jr.

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death
25 Sep 2020 (aged 76)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Block 5, Lot 3, Space 8
Memorial ID
216034873 View Source

Ernest was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Cecile and Ernest J Ellis in August of 1944. He had 2 sisters, Judy and Beatrice, and 1 brother Charles.

At a young age he joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Omaha, NE. He took interest in mechanical duties but due to an unforeseen medical illness he was discharged. He made a miraculous recovery and Shortly thereafter he married Pamela Leuer of Mallard, Iowa and the couple raised 2 boys in Rhode Island. A career change led the family to Omaha for a job in mechanics and 3 more children.

Ernie eventually opened his own business in foreign car repair, specializing in Volkswagen (Ernie’s Repair Shop) after moving to Blair in 1972. He ran a successful business until a medical issue would encourage an early retirement in 2001. A move to Omaha in 2005 with his wife, to be closer to grandchildren, would be where he would finish out his last years until his death in 2020.

Ernie loved to make others laugh, as well as talk endlessly with his customers and neighbors. He loved cars, especially Volkswagens, and especially loved talking about fixing them. And who could forget his Rhode Island accent. He was very well known throughout the town of Blair and beyond. Little did people know that he was plagued with many rare diseases throughout his life. But he never let that get in the way of his success, both personally and professionally. He was a strong, hard worker that left an impression with every person and child he encountered. So much so that after moving into the nursing home he loved to play Santa Claus for the visiting families.

Survived by:
Wife: Pam
Children: Mike Ellis, Scott (Deb Ellis), Rob Ellis, Sherri (David) Gautreau and Tammi (Justin) Lawrence
Grandchildren: Tember, Craig, Allison, Audrey, Austin, Emma, Evelyn, Emmett and Elliott
Great grandchildren: Brayden, Riley and Grayson

Roeder Mortuary
Sept 2020

Ernest was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Cecile and Ernest J Ellis in August of 1944. He had 2 sisters, Judy and Beatrice, and 1 brother Charles.

At a young age he joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Omaha, NE. He took interest in mechanical duties but due to an unforeseen medical illness he was discharged. He made a miraculous recovery and Shortly thereafter he married Pamela Leuer of Mallard, Iowa and the couple raised 2 boys in Rhode Island. A career change led the family to Omaha for a job in mechanics and 3 more children.

Ernie eventually opened his own business in foreign car repair, specializing in Volkswagen (Ernie’s Repair Shop) after moving to Blair in 1972. He ran a successful business until a medical issue would encourage an early retirement in 2001. A move to Omaha in 2005 with his wife, to be closer to grandchildren, would be where he would finish out his last years until his death in 2020.

Ernie loved to make others laugh, as well as talk endlessly with his customers and neighbors. He loved cars, especially Volkswagens, and especially loved talking about fixing them. And who could forget his Rhode Island accent. He was very well known throughout the town of Blair and beyond. Little did people know that he was plagued with many rare diseases throughout his life. But he never let that get in the way of his success, both personally and professionally. He was a strong, hard worker that left an impression with every person and child he encountered. So much so that after moving into the nursing home he loved to play Santa Claus for the visiting families.

Survived by:
Wife: Pam
Children: Mike Ellis, Scott (Deb Ellis), Rob Ellis, Sherri (David) Gautreau and Tammi (Justin) Lawrence
Grandchildren: Tember, Craig, Allison, Audrey, Austin, Emma, Evelyn, Emmett and Elliott
Great grandchildren: Brayden, Riley and Grayson

Roeder Mortuary
Sept 2020


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