Oliver A. Ellefson

Oliver A. Ellefson, 84, of Fond
du Lac, died Friday, December 13, 2019 at Crossroads Care Center of Fond du
Lac. He was born August 8, 1935 in Birnamwood, WI, the son of Oliver and Martha
Ellefson. Upon graduating from high school, Oliver went on to go to the
Milwaukee School of Engineering. After college, he entered the United States
Air Force in 1955 and served four years until he was discharged in 1959. Oliver
was an electrician for 37 years at Giddings and Lewis until his retirement in
1997. On September 15, 2001 he married the love of his life, Marlene Jenks at
Grace Reformed Church. He was a member of the International Association of
Machinists, the NRA, the Black Wolf Rifle Club and was active with The
Highground Veterans Memorial Park and Museum in Neillsville, WI. Oliver loved
to hunt, fish, travel, woodwork and accumulate various collections.


He is survived by a sister,
Marion Olson of Fond du Lac; a brother, William R. (Barbara) Ellefson of
Burlington; four nieces, Julie (Craig) Gruening of Fond du Lac, Mary Ellen
Olson of Appleton, Sheryl (Carl) Zwerg of Appleton and Laurie (Mark) McClosky
of Avon Lake, OH; five nephews, Mark (Jenny) Ellefson of Glendale, Tim, Andy,
Paul, Philip Zastrow; four great nieces, Jennie (Aaron) Sides of Colorado
Springs, CO, Jackie (Eric) June of Oshkosh, Ava and Grace Ellefson; a great
nephew, Brian Gruening of Columbus; great-great nephew, Ryan Oliver Sides; two
step sons, Rick Jenks of Fond du lac and Jim (Betsy) Jenks of Atlanta, GA; and
a step daughter, Joan (Joe) Havey of Slinger; six step grandchildren, Kaitlyn
(Nick) Beversdorf, Kyle Jenks, Brent Jenks, Steven Jenks, Ryan (fiancé Katie)
Havey and Lauren Havey. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a
sister, Irene Zastrow; a nephew, Thomas Zastrow and a great nephew, Matthew
Zastrow; two brothers-in-law, Glen (Betty) Redman and Russell Redman.


The Visitation will be held on
Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Grace Evangelical Free
Church in Fond du Lac. The memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday
at church. A private family burial will take place in Estabrooks Cemetery on
Monday. Cremation has taken place.


In lieu
of flowers, the family requests you make donation to the American Cancer


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