Obit: Wellman, Ella E. (1917 - 2008)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Wellman, Hunsicker, Franklin, Tucker, Schultz, Hass, Bachmann, Dommer, Behrens, Koch, Wiersig

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, April 11, 2008

Wellman, Ella E. (6 Mar. 1917 - 10 April 2008)

Ella Wellman

COLBY -- Ella Wellman, 91, of Colby, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Colonial Center in Colby, Wis. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Maurina/Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

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----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ella E. Wellman

COLBY -- Ella E. Wellman, 91, of Colby, Wisconsin died of pancreatic cancer Thursday, April, 10, 2008, at the Colonial Center.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2008, at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford, Wis. The Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hunsicker will officiate.

Burial will be in Colby Memorial cemetery (Colby, Wisconsin). Pallbearers will be Joseph, John, Jason, Kevin, Holly Wellman, Bradley Franklin, Sharon Tucker and Valerie Schultz.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Maurina/Schilling Funeral Home, Abbotsford, and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

She was born Ella E. Wiersig in the town of Hull, Marathon County, on March 6, 1917, to the late Ewald R. and Emma (Hass) Wiersig. She married Elmer E. Wellman on July 9, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby, Wis. She worked a brief time at a shoe factory in Marshfield. In 1945, she and Elmer purchased a farm in the town of Hull and farmed until retirement in 1977, soon after which they moved to the city of Colby, Wis.

Ella was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She loved tending her summer flower garden, playing cards, working jigsaw puzzles, and word search puzzles. This past summer she still insisted on mowing her own lawn because operating the riding lawn mower was such fun.

Ella is survived by her children, Gloria (Norm) Bachmann, of Murrieta, Calif., Roger Wellman of Unity, LeRoy Wellman of Spencer, Sharon Franklin of Madison, Wayne (Christine) Wellman of Kingston, Ill., Bonnie Schultz of Abbotsford, Randy (Shirley) Wellman of Colby; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hilda (Leonhard) Dommer of Colby and Olga Behrens of Colby; and three sisters-in-law, Frieda Wellman of Oshkosh, Hilda Koch of Wausau and Lydia Wellman of Marshfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on July 24, 1993; one grandson, Matthew Wellman; one sister, Frieda Wiersig; and two brothers, Reinhardt and Harold Wiersig.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries.



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