PFLEEGER, Ellen (1946-2020)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 13:29:12
(June 3, 1946 – October 4, 2020)
IDA GROVE – Services for Ellen Pfleeger, 74, of Ida Grove was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove with Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Born June 3, 1946, in Ida Grove, Ellen Louise was the daughter of Henry and Emily (Bauer) Renze. She grew up near Arthur and attended school in Odebolt, graduating from Odebolt-Arthur in 1964. She then attended Iowa School of Beauty in Sioux City and became a licensed cosmetologist. On May 23, 1970, Ellen married Eldon Pfleeger in Ida Grove. They were blessed with two children, John and June. She worked for the Curley Q Beauty Shop before she became a stay-at-home mom to raise her two children. When John and June were older, Ellen returned to the work force at the Ida County Courier and Midwest Industries. After several years in retirement, Ellen found herself beckoned to the OABCIG schools, where she most recently worked in the school kitchens. She died Oct. 4, 2020, at her Ida Grove home. Left to cherish Ellen’s memories are her two children: John (Kim) Pfleeger of Lake Villa, Ill., and June (Tracy) Hammond of Cherokee. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Greta and Gage Pfleeger of Lake Villa, Ill., and Alex (Alissa) and Arika Hammond of Cherokee; and one great-granddaughter, Alivia Hammond of Cherokee. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon, in 2013; her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in law, Earl and Arvilla Pfleeger; and three brothers-in-law: Gary Pfleeger, Lyle Pfleeger and Richard Pfleeger.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Oct 7, 2020 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/
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