In memory of

Delores Louise Ellis

June 18, 1935 - July 11, 2018
From: Lytton, IA
Delores Louise Ellis

Delores Louise Ellis

Born: June 18, 1935
Died: July 11, 2018
Age: 83
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   Delores Louise Ellis, age 83, of Lytton, IA, passed away at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  Delores was born in her parent’s home in Storm Lake on June 18, 1935, to Louis and Luella (Lange) Straus.  She was baptized and later confirmed her faith at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake.  They lived in the Lake View area where she attended school, graduating in 1953 from Lake View High School.  For a short time following graduation Delores worked at the hospital in Fort Dodge.

   On September 23, 1956, Delores was united in marriage to Don Ellis at Peace Lutheran Church.  During their life, they lived and farmed outside of Lytton.  Delores was a true farmer’s wife and partner in all aspects of farm life; caring for her family, helping her neighbors, and providing meals for those in need.  Delores was a devoted wife and mother, attending her children’s activities when they were young and treasured spending time with her grandchildren and her many “adopted” grandchildren. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed her visits to her children and grandchildren.  She was a devoted Cyclone fan and was found at the Cyclone football games on a regular basis.  She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City, serving on Ladies Aid, Stewardship Committee, Mid-Week teacher, and will be remembered as the “chief bun-cutter at funeral luncheons”.  Delores was also active with the Sac County Cattlemen’s Association, Lytton Library Board and Legion Auxiliary, and a member of TOP’s, and the “After Five” group.  She will be dearly missed by many who knew and loved her.

   Survivors include her children: Margo Ellis of Tarkio, MO; Beth Mohar and husband Michael of Racine, WI; and Michael Ellis of Cypress, TX; grandchildren: Megan Mohar of Charles City, IA, and Madison Mohar of Racine, WI.  Other survivors include her sisters-in-law: Wilma Straus of Early, IA, Evonne Mowrey of New Prague, MN, Carol DeLoach of Sac City, and LaRue Schade of Sac City; her many nieces, nephews, “adopted” grandchildren, and a host of friends.

   Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don; and brother Duane Straus.


   The family would like to give a big Thank You to Dr. Pek and Unity Point Hospice Team for their loving care of Mom.


10:30 a.m., Monday
July 16, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Don Pobanz

3:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday
July 15, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, IA


Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:26 PM
“So sorry for your loss. You.are all in our thoughts & prayers. Brenda & Tom”
- Brenda Walker-Mehlert
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:26 PM
“She was a wonderful lady may she Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” schnirring
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Delores always had a smile for everyone. We will keep your family in our prayers.”
- Bill & Fran Lawson
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM
“Margo, Beth and Mike You have our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mother,. She was a great Gal and will be missed by all.”
- Nolan @ Mari Kreft
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. ”
- Shelly Hiatt
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM
“Deloris was a very special lady. She always had a nice smile and will be missed by all. May it bring you comfort that she is not suffering anymore and is in her heavenly home.”
- Rebecca Peters
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM
“Delores was such a great asset to our community. Handing out hamburgers for the Cattlemen, volunteering at the library and a faithful Legion Auxiliary member, she will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to all of her family. Roger and Marlene”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Margo and family. I remember the last time we met in the Villager. My mom and yours were great friends. She was a wonderful person and I'm sure will never be forgotten.”
- Sally Jo Dreeszen
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM
“Beth, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet woman. She will be greatly missed”
- Mary Hernandez Dutton ( Meyers)
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM
“Our deepest Condolences and Prayers to you and your family for your loss of your mother. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers to help you heal your hearts during this time.
We must always remember the wonderful life we shared with our loved ones, carry on their legacies and who they made us to be. ”
- Mike and Anna Coronado
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“Praying for you all at the loss if your mother. I have great memories of going to ISU football games with her. And we never left early, rain or shine! God's peace be with you all.”
- Kelly Helm
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.”
- Donnie Varing
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“I enjoyed getting to know your Mom over the last several years. She enjoyed life and was quite the pie baker- she was full of energy and had a sparkle in her eye when she talked about her family. Much Love, thoughts, and prayers to all of you. Glad you had that special Christmas in Houston. Hugs, Betsy”
- Betsy Chapin
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“My prayers and condolences to Beth and her family. Having lived a long life I'm sure Delores spread love and joy across many generations. ”
- Jerry Schmidt
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“So sorry for your loss! The Latham family will keep you all in our prayers for strength and peace in this time of sadness. Have comfort in the fact your mom is in a better place and is in no more pain. ”
- Tom Latham
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.”
- Carly Kobriger
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“Mike: Noel just told me about the passing of your wonderful mother. I know how much she meant to you, and how I know she felt that you were a fantastic son to her. I know that you loved her greatly, and that your heart must be broken right now. Please know that you are in my family's prayers, that God will help you to understand that she is now with Him, and she's back being happy & healthy again in her 'Forever Home'. My sincerest condolences, Don”
- Don Werner
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“Dear Margo,
I was very sorry to hear about your Mom's death. No matter he we are, we always need our moms. God's blessings and comfort to you and your family.
With sympathy
Christie Ross ”
- Christie Ross
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“Mike - wishing well of you and your family in this time of loss. May peace and comfort find you.. from all of us at Point 8”
- Nick Nichols
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
“Our family is keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.”
- McArthur Family
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