LeRoy Ellingson


LeRoy EllingsonLeRoy Thor Ellingson, age 73 of Amiret, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 unexpectedly due to a farm accident.  Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 27 at Tracy Area Funeral Home in Tracy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Tracy City Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

LeRoy Thor Ellingson was born December 5, 1944 to Leland and Bernice (Gilb) Ellingson in Redwood County, Minnesota.  He attended Lucan Public Grade School and Milroy High School.  LeRoy had various jobs; he worked at the Tire Center at Montgomery Wards in Redwood Falls, and later at Baune Tiling.  He was self-employed most of his life in the salvage business.  Leroy cleaned up many farms of used farm equipment.  On December 11, 1964, he married Joanne Radke in Lucan.  To this union four children were born Jeff, Mike, David and Lee.  They made their home in Amiret.  Later in life, LeRoy met Joyce Swenson and they loved going to auctions and casinos together.  They enjoyed each other’s company and driving around the country side.  LeRoy belonged to a Pool League and the Saratoga Archery bow hunting club for many years.  He loved spending time in the woods hunting and trapping.  LeRoy also enjoyed fishing and stock car racing.  He had a passion for motorcycles his entire life.  He loved going to the motorcycle rally in Sturgis every year.

LeRoy is survived by his sons: Michael (Niña) Ellingson, David (Kimberly) Ellingson both of Charlotte, NC, and Lee (Angel) Ellingson of Tracy; grandchildren: Jessica, Joshua, Jaryd, Jenna, Michael, Alex, Rachel, Victoria, Sydnee, Chaser, Katelynn, Dereck, Levi and Adrian; great grandchildren: Rylen, Jayce and Paxton Ellingson; siblings: Arleen (Ron) Meulebroeck, Charles (Connie) Ellingson and James (Rebecca) Ellingson. He is preceded in death by his parents Leland and Bernice Ellingson and son Jeffery Ellingson.


  1. Larry & Jan Bornitz says:

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal while Love leaves memories no one can steal. We’ve always enjoyed LeRoy.
    Our sincere sympathy to the whole family.

  2. John Holbrook says:

    So sorry for your loss you all will be in my thoughts and prayers

  3. Sherlyn Hook Brown says:

    Dear boys, your Dad will be sadly missed, where I would see him, he would stop and chat. Hug each other, a lot. You have my sympathies, love and prayers. Your Dad and his family has always meant a lot to me. Its not going to work out for me to come. I have been thinking and praying for you, all this week. Please take care!

  4. Staci Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers goes out to your family.

  5. Forrest Wixon says:

    Sorry for your loss. Loved that guy – always optimistic

  6. Allen Pierson says:

    Lee and family, enjoyed have you as neighbors a few years back, and was shocked he had passed. I knew him back from the Walnut Grove sale barn, always a joy to be around. Love you guys alot.

  7. bruce bertrand says:

    We haven’t known LeRoy very long since our daughter Andrea was with Jeff and had Chaser Thor together. He was always kind hearted. We would see him at the Slayton car races and Chaser would always sit by him.

  8. Joel Buyck says:

    Sorry to hear about LeRoy. I will miss him, always enjoyed our talks almost every day when i drove by. He always had a story and a big smile when I stopped. He was a a nice man

  9. Lynn Smith says:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of LeRoy. May his memories help heal your hearts. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

    • Gary & Marj Becker says:

      To Leroy’s family
      I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father.
      We at Becker iron always enjoyed Leroy and his smile and good nature.
      Leroy well be missed.
      I wish to extend my condolences.

  10. Jackson Family says:

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

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