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Harry V. Ellis III, 73, of Rockham

Posted: Monday, Dec 30th, 2013

ROCKHAM Harry V. Ellis III, 73, of Rockham, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at his home.

His funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Miller. The Rev. Mark Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Rockham Cemetery with military rites. After the burial, there will be lunch and fellowship at the Rockham Community Hall. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. with the family present, starting at 4 p.m. at the Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield.

Harry V. Ellis III was born on Sept. 2, 1940, in Flandreau, to Harry Jr. and Madonna (Faris) Ellis. He attended Washington High School in Sioux Falls and later served in the Navy.

He married Sharon King. He drove truck for All American and Midwest Coast Trucking for 20 years. He then worked for Service Master and Shields Cleaning until 1995, when he moved to Rockham. He then married Shar Whitehorn and they lived northwest of Rockham. He worked for the Miranda Elevator/Dakota Air and South Dakota Wheat Growers in St. Lawrence until his death.

He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Shar, of Rockham; three sons, Michael Ellis of Sioux Falls, Steven (Lorie Helgeson) Ellis of Chester and LaRon (Stephanie) Ellis of Sioux Falls; grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tom.

Visit www.thelenfuneralhome.com.

For the complete article see the 12-28-2013 issue.

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