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Donald E. Ellingsen

May 22, 1957 - March 30, 2023
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Sunday 4/2, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Holy Spirit Catholic Church
7667 E 109th Ave
Crown Point, IN 46307
Monday 4/3, 10:00 am

Donald E. Ellingsen, age 65, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Theresa Ellingsen (nee Foresman); 5 children: Chris, Kathy (Josh), Wendy, Steve (Bree) and Courtney (Brandon); 4 grandchildren: Cole, Porter, Maggie and Junior; mother, Dolores; siblings: Bob, Nancy, Janet (Jerry), CherylContinue Reading

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Bonnie T left a message on April 6, 2023:
Dear Theresa an family We send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! May Don’s memory be eternal ✝️
April E Berg left a message on April 6, 2023:
In memory of Donald E. Ellingsen, April E Berg lit a candle
Ron and Dolly Layer left a message on April 5, 2023:
So sorry to hear of this. Wish we could have been there on Monday with all of you. Don was a wonderful person, just like his father.
Lorene Kruchowski left a message on April 4, 2023:
I was saddened to hear of your loss of Donny. Please know how very sorry I am.
Mary Cash (Haburay) left a message on April 3, 2023:
So very sorry to hear about Donny. My prayers are with the entire Ellingsen family and their loved ones. May the joys you shared help comfort you during this sad time.
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John Webber left a message on April 2, 2023:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the love of those around you help you through this difficult time. May his soul Rest in Peace.
Cynthia Lyle left a message on April 2, 2023:
In memory of Donald E. Ellingsen, Cynthia Lyle lit a candle
Lee Anne Bettenhausen left a message on April 2, 2023:
Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad God be with you in families time of loss:
Alice & Uncle Don Mirth left a message on April 1, 2023:
I still can't believe I'm writing this about Don. His sudden passing is a total shock to all of us that knew and loved him. I have a lifetime of very fond memories of Don from the time he was an infant to a few years ago. He was a beautiful towheaded baby. Before he could walk, he would climb anything that was vertical. He had an infectious laugh and lived life with gusto. When he married his lifetime love, Theresa, I remember how joyful and happy he was. He built the family home, and they raised a beautiful family that he was dedicated to and loved dearly. He was a kind, caring, loving man who was ready and willing to help others throughout his life. He was always there when his parents needed him. As an avid White Sox fan, he even took me to a Cubs game. Now that's sacrifice and kindness. He traveled to Colorado for me and to Oklahoma to comfort his closest cousin before Mike passed away. He cared. All of us enjoyed a lot of good times with Don. I'm sure that if he were here today, he would encourage us to continue the good times. But we can't do that Don because we miss you too much. To Theresa, Dolores, Chris, Kathy, Wendy, Stephen, Courtney, all the grandchildren and siblings we know that this is a particularly crushing loss. All the rest of us realize that and share your grief and sorrow. Our hearts, condolences and prayers are with you. Very much love to all: Uncle Don
Cynthia Lyle left a message on April 1, 2023:
Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family!
Mike and Val Aloia left a message on April 1, 2023:
So sorry for your loss. We’re praying for you during this difficult time.
Don and Jeannie Garletts left a message on April 1, 2023:
We are so sorry for the loss of Don. Our hearts break for all of the family. Our deepest condolences. The Garletts
Ashleigh, Nic, and Gigi Baumann left a message on March 31, 2023:
Sending you all our love, so very sorry for your loss.
Kathleen Banashak left a message on March 31, 2023:
Having been close friends with Cheryl, I was in grade school when I knew Don. He would have been in his late teens, when he oh so patiently taught us to water ski. That would have been about the same time he and Theresa started dating. Looking back, Don and Theresa's relationship painted the picture for me of what a marriage should be. Clearly his life continued on that path, with patience and love he build a wonderful family, and a legacy. To Theresa, and all the Ellingsens, my deepest condolences. May you find peace in the memories you keep and share.
Andrew Walstra left a message on March 31, 2023:
Chris, your dad was an amazing man. I remember him offering me a job to help roof a place and a couple times when he took us out on the boat to fish. Those fun memories will always stick with me. In these moments of hard times try and remember the fun and good times. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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