December 15, 1924 - January 25, 2005
Funeral services for Percy Ellis of Sac City were held Friday, January 28th, 10:30 am, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.
Percy Benjamin Ellis, age 80, of Sac City passed away Tuesday, January 25 at Trinity Regional Medical Center at Fort Dodge. He was born on December 15, 1924, in Sac City, the son of Frank Revelo and Grace Belle (Nicademus) Ellis. He attended country school and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City.
Percy was inducted into the U.S. Navy on July 20, 1943, in Sac City, serving his country during WWII. He was honorably discharged on December 22, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minnesota earning the rank of "Seaman, First Class".
Prior to going into the service he married Shirley Miller. She passed away December 24, 1949, of cancer. To this union three daughters were born: Cynthia, Sharon, and Peggy.
Percy found love again and married Glyceria "Susie" Rose Kraus on November 24, 1954, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Early, Iowa. They were blessed with two children: Pam and Thomas.
He worked as a night cop in Early prior to his marriage to Susie, worked as a farm hand, and then went to work at Noble's Manufacturing, where he spent the next 25 years. After they closed he worked at Sunwise Plating until 1990, and then part time at the salvage yard for Don and Benji Hoffard. He enjoyed spending time in his shop tinkering, and volunteered at the Out Reach Center in Sac City.
He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather who cherished the time spent with his grandchildren. They lovingly nicknamed him "Ornery Grandpa". He will be missed by many.
Survivors include his wife, Susie; five children: Cynthia and Mike Foust of Alta, Sharon Hoffman and Jim Huadley of Anaheim, CA, Peggy Ellis and Steve Graff of Cherokee, Pam and Steve Bruning of Ida Grove, and Thomas F. and Sherise Ellis of Storm Lake; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters; extended family members; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Shirley; two brothers: Vurl and Ivan Ellis; seven sisters: Opal Haradon, Genevieve Topping, Rachel Haradon, Edith Clinton, Bertha Thies, Neva Bechler, and Myrna Ellis; and two grandsons: Michael Foust and Brian Ellis.