Adelia “Del” Ellig age 97 of Redwood Falls died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 19 at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls with inurnment in the Hill Top Cemetery in Pine City, Minnesota at a later date. Visitation is one hour prior to services on Saturday. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Adelia Louise Ellig, daughter of Frank and Josephine (Simons) Segar, was born April 11, 1918 in Wells, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist church. Del spent all of her childhood life in Wells, graduating from Wells Public High School in 1936. After graduation, she attended Business College in Detroit, Michigan and worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Wells area businesses. In November 1944, she was married to Capt. Burton Ellig. At the end of WWII, they moved to Ely and in 1953, to Pine City, where they lived for 48 years. In addition to raising two boys, Adelia was an active member of the Pine City community. In the Pine City Methodist Church she was a member of the Methodist Women’s Group, taught Release Time classes, was a youth group leader, and sang in the church choir. Del was a Cub Scout Den Mother while her two sons were active in Cub Scouts. Adelia was a 67 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and held the office of Matron of Honor for two years. She worked as office manager for the Pine City office of East Central Electric Association. Adelia enjoyed the outdoors and the many activities that it provided. She walked trap lines with Burt in Ely, made numerous trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, enjoyed a day on the lake fishing, and most of all, loved to pick blueberries. She was a rabid Minnesota Twins fan and loved to play cards, especially bridge and cribbage.
Adelia is survived by her two sons: John (Renee Wolters) of Albuquerque, NM and Tom (Char) of Redwood Falls; grandchildren: Alicia (Matt) Buda, Lauren Lenzen, and Jacob (fiancée Mallory Jacobs) Wolters; and great granddaughter Micaela Buda. She is preceded in death by her husband Burton, parents Frank and Josephine Segar, grandsons Benjamin and Christopher Ellig, sisters Evelyn Lewis and Violet Adamitz, and brothers Dellin and Robert Segar.