Larry Ellis

Larry Ellis

Sunday, October 18th, 1936 - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Larry M. Ellis, 83, of Kenosha, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Azura Memory Care from COVID-19.

Born on October 18, 1936, in Millville, WI, he was the son of Orville and Geneva (Perry) Ellis. He later moved to New Lisbon, Prairie DuChien, then Hillsboro. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1954.

He served in the United States Army in the 11th Airborne from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1963.

On September 17, 1960, he married Loretta Brandt in Hillsboro, WI.

Larry was employed by Chrysler as a laborer- electrician and foreman, for 30 years until his retirement in May of 1991. After his retirement, he worked as a part-time electrician when he wasn’t golfing or traveling with his wife.

He was an active member in the Kenosha Bownman and helped set up the range on Highway 50. During his time in Kenosha Bowmen Archery League he shot a perfect score of 300 with his recurve bow. Hitting the bullseye 60 straight times from a distance of 10, 15, and 20 yards. He went from archery to golf and spent many days with his clubs on his motorcycle traveling to different golf courses to play with his buddy, Lloyd Glaser. He attended Prayer House Assembly.

Larry is survived by his wife, Loretta of Kenosha; two children, Kevin (Trinette) Ellis of Pleasant Prairie and Garry (Mary) Ellis of Somers; four grandchildren; one brother, Jerry (Adella) Ellis; and one sister, Sandra Kuhnley.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private visitation and funeral service with Full Military Honors will take place at Proko Funeral Home. Interment will be private at Southern WI Veterans Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Prayer House Assembly would be appreciated by the family. To stream Larry's service please copy and paste into your web browser at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 10:00am
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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    Private family only.
    Pastor Ron Auch
  • Interment

    Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    21731 Spring Street
    Union Grove, WI 53182
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Posted at 11:58am
Prayer House is thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this time Loretta.
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Kayla Crowson

Posted at 10:14am
Sending you all lots of love from the Brandt and Crowson family in Texas. We love you all and are rejoicing alongside you all for the day we will be reunited with bodies and minds anew! What a blessed assurance we have in Him. Continually praying peace over your hearts today and each day to come.

Posted at 06:20pm
Growing up with Loretta, Larry,Kevin and Gary as our life long neighbors had been a blessing. From skateboards and bikes to gardens and laughs. Marriages, grandkids forever memories and stories we will share of not just a neighbor but our family! We are blessed for yesterday today and what we will continue to share, laugh and love in honor of his memory.
Love you all so very much,
Kristin, Jim and LJ


Posted at 09:50am
To Loretta and the whole family,

We send our deepest sympathies for your loss. Larry will be missed by us and everyone that knew him. Thank you for being such great neighbors!!

The Hackett family (Sean & Rachelle, Brian & Kelly, Mike & Brooke, Jim, Miykala, Kyle Hackett)

Janet Koski

Posted at 09:28pm
Fond memory of Larry at Prayer House with his endearing wife Loretta. Deepest Sympathy...
Janet Koski- Mesa Az

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