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Ellen M. Saxton

July 6, 2018
Emmetsburg News

Funeral service for Ellen M. Saxton of Emmetsburg is Friday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Hojin Shin will officiate.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen M. Saxton, daughter of Ejner and Anna (Rosendahl) Gronbeck, was born Sept.21, 1929, in Ayrshire. She attended school in Ayrshire, graduating from Ayrshire High School in 1947.

On Aug. 25, 1948, Ellen was united in marriage to Harold Saxton in Dubuque. To this union five children were born.

Ellen was employed at Ted's Super Value, Berkeley's and J.C. Penney's, where she was employed for ten years. She worked at the Emmetsburg Vet Clinic with Dr. Frevert for 14 years. Ellen and Harold both worked at the Palo Alto County jail, where Ellen cooked meals. She and Harold provided day care to several children in Emmetsburg from 1990 until 2010.

Ellen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg and the Pythian Sisters. She helped with 4-H groups in the area and especially loved helping them learn to sew.

Ellen passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; her brothers, Carl, Martin, Chris and Peter Gronbeck; and sister, Ida Kudron.

She is survived by her children, Larry (Debbie) Saxton of Emmetsburg, Ronnie (Elaine) Saxton of Emmetsburg, Roezanne Saxton of Ankeny, Linda (Joe) Kent of Agency, IA and Carol (Duane) Looft of Ledyard; her grandchildren, Laura (Jason) Skalicky, Matt (Vicki)Saxton, Lisa (Ryan) White, Mandy (Jason) Farrow, Keith Coady, John (Heidi) Looft, Tara (Travis Whitaker) Looft, Jaimes (Krista) Looft; her great grandchildren, Regan and Owen Saxton, McKenzie Saxton, Lucas Skalicky, Olivia Skalicky, Aidan Skalicky, Vincent Skalicky, Declan White, Calvin Farrow, Lilah Farrow, Jacob Looft and Luke Looft; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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