Joseph Ellingson, age 74, McHenry, ND, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Sanford Health, Fargo after an unexpected turn in his health.

Joseph Ellingson, age 74, McHenry, ND, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Sanford Health, Fargo after an unexpected turn in his health. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church Funeral Servicewill be Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, McHenry, ND. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, McHenry. Officiating, Pastor Sherri Frederikson. Organist, Annola Black. Casket Bearers, James Delfs, Bradley Delfs, Bill Ralph, David Jensen, Douglas Jensen, Tyler Birrenkott, Neil Hoyt and Raymond Walker. Military Honors given by Carl Bostrom American Legion Post No. 160. Joseph Ellingson was born Jan. 8, 1944, at Raleigh, North Carolina, the only child of Sherman and Luella (Peterson) Ellingson. He grew up and attended McHenry Public School graduating in 1962. He later attended welding school in Fargo, ND. He entered the United States Army in March of 1965 and was assigned to the 9th Logistical Command in Thailand as a mechanic and he was also stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. Joe worked all of his adult life in Cooperstown at several farm machinery manufacturing companies. He retired after working at Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing for 25 years. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, McHenry, where he was baptized and confirmed. Joe loved to hunt, fish, and trap, which he did during his life with a great passion. He also spent many hours collecting arrowheads and other Native American artifacts with Luella and Sherman. He was preceded in death by; his father, Sherman and mother, Luella. He is survived by; his special friend, Patricia Stephenson; and many cousins and close friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Our Savior’s Ladies Aide or Bethlehem Cemetery, all of McHenry. Online condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com.