THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Harvey Bud Ellman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29 in his sleep at home surrounded by his family.
Born Oct. 14, 1929 in Oconto to the late Otto and Frieda (Ziemer) Ellman, he married the former Charlotte Haag on May 26, 1956. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2002. He drove truck for Stock Lumber for over 40 years and farmed all his life.
He enjoyed playing cards, bingo, feeding wild birds and animals, watching Wheel of Fortune and eating at Subway. Mostly he loved spending time with family, including weekly visits from his brother-in-law, John W. Haag.
He is survived by four daughters, Rhonda (Paul) Kositzky, Lake Geneva, Pamela Ellman, California, Brenda (Gary) Groll, Oklahoma and Holly (Wayne) Beilfuss, DePere; two sons, Bruce Ellman, Oklahoma and Todd (Judy) Ellman, Oconto; five sisters, Marian Nerenhausen, Verna Olson, Betty (Clarence) Spice, Dorothy Schlosser and Carol Schlorhaufer; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Ellman and Louise Ellman; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Ellman; two brothers, Willard Sonny Ellman and Milton Ellman; three sisters, Laura Whiting, Erma Hicks and Margaret Borkovec and four brothers-in-law, Chester Nerenhausen, Robert Olson, George Schlosser and John Schlorhaufer.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2. Visitation continued on Monday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Oconto with Rev. Bruce Blocker officiating.