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March 27, 1926 – Sunday, June 26, 2011

Service Information
United Methodist Church in Buffalo
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Marjorie Evelyn Elletson, age 85, of Buffalo passed away on Sunday, June 26,
2011 at The Annandale Care Center.

She was born on March 27, 1926 in Marysville Township, Wright County the
daughter of Louis & Minnie (Ordorff) Kiphuth.

On September 15, 1943, Marjorie E. Kiphuth and Dewey F. Elletson were joined
in holy marriage at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Monticello.
God blessed their marriage with seven children.

Dewey and Marjorie engaged in dairy farming for many years. They farmed
near Buffalo from 1947 till 1959. In 1959, they sold their farm and
purchased a farm near the City of Maple Lake. They farmed near Maple Lake’s
Airport for twenty years. In 1979, Marjorie and Dewey moved to Buffalo.

Devoted to her family, Marjorie enjoyed playing bingo and euchre, traveling,
hunting and fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Marjorie was a faithful member of The United Methodist Church in Buffalo.

Survived by loving children: Roger (Kathy) Elletson of Annandale, Judy
(Casey) Strand of Annandale, Joyce (John) Sandell of South Haven, Randy
Elletson of Clearwater, Mary Jo (Dan) Furman of Big Lake and Jim (Mary)
Elletson of Buffalo; nineteen grandchildren and thirty three great
grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Lewis Kiphuth, Larry (Jo) Kiphuth,
Shirley (Fred) Lange of Monticello, and Vera Finn of Grand Marais; uncles
and aunts: Ralph Ordorff, Jerome (Fern) Ordorff, and Myrtle Bonk; other
relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Dewey Elletson in 1997, son Dale Elletson,
grandson John Sandell Jr., her parents, and sisters Marian Marsolek, Elaine
Nelson and Judy Holm.

Funeral Services for Marjorie E. Elletson will be held on Thursday, June
30th at 11:00 A.M. at The United Methodist Church in Buffalo. Pastor Jef
Olson will officiate. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29th from 4-8 P.M. at The
Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M.

Further visitation will be held at the Church on Thursday, June 30th one
hour prior to services.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be granddaughters Kari Miller, Julie Volk,
Cheryl Bergstrom, Bonnie Elletson, Kristi Hill, Robin Byers, Jennifer Brown,
Richelle Yager, JaDee Pals, Valerie Elletson, Jessica Furman, Alexandra
Elletson and Hillary Elletson.

Casket Bearers will be grandsons Chad Strand, Jason Sandell, David Elletson,
Joshua Elletson, Shane Furman and Cody Elletson.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences
may be made to

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Robin Byers

    Grandma, I am happy for you that you are no longer in pain, nor ill, nor suffering. Your prayers were finally answered and you are reunited with Grandpa. I am sad for us to lose you. I look forward to the day we meet again; please watch over us until then. I’ll cherish the many memories and thank God every day for blessing me with you as my Grandma. I love and miss you so much. OXOXOXOXO!

  2. Judy Strand

    Give Dad a hug & kiss for me! Mom, we love & miss you but are happy you have your wish to be with Dad again. I’m sure he is happy to be with you again too! Rest in peace, Mom.

  3. Diane Rethke

    I got to know your Mother while working at ACC. I used to bring the coffee and cookies and Roger always gave me a “hard”time!! All in fun. Sorry for your loss, take care. Love and Prayers. Diane Rethke

  4. Ann Elfmann

    Joyce and Family, I am glad to have known your folks. May Marjorie be at peace. Bless your family.


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