In memory of

Eunice Ellerbrock

October 14, 1931 - October 7, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
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Eunice Ellerbrock

Born: October 14, 1931
Died: October 7, 2020
Age: 88
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Eunice Ellerbrock, age 88 of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Eunice Blanch Lovrien was born on October 14, 1931, to parents Charles and Lelah (Winslow) Lovrien in Eagle Grove, IA. She and her family later moved to Sac City where Eunice attended school and graduated from Sac City High School with the Class of 1950. She was an active  member of the First Christian Church in Sac City.
   On August 19, 1950, Eunice married Paul Ellerbrock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn, IA. This union was blessed with five children: Paula, Jeff, Janet, Judy, and MaryAnn. They raised their family in Coon Valley Township and their children attended Lake View-Auburn School District. 
   Eunice was a gifted craftswoman who had many talents including sewing, woodworking and painting.
She also owned and operated her own ceramics shop called Mainly Memories in Sac City for several years. Eunice was employed by the local newspaper The Sac Sun as a proof reader for many years. This was a perfect job for her as she was an avid life-long reader, with a very inquisitive mind.  She also took part in neighborhood card clubs, and was a member of the Lion's Club.
   Eunice was a very enthusiastic cook who loved baking pastries for church gatherings as well as for gift giving. She had a quest for adventure and enjoyed riding her bicycle, camping and rafting down the Raccoon River. She was an amazing mom, grandma and great-grandma who put her family first and foremost above all.
   When asked how she would like to be remembered she answered with this: “One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in or how much money I had, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.”  Well, rest assured, she indeed left her mark on not just one child, but many throughout her life and on all those who knew and loved her. She will be dearly missed,  but wanted her family and friends to know that she was not afraid to die, because she didn’t see it as the end of anything, but rather, a new beginning for her. May she rest in peace in the comfort of the Lord’s arms, forever.
   Left to cherish her memory include her children: Paula Murley of Sac City, IA, Jeff (JoAnn) Ellerbrock of Lytton, IA, Janet Ellerbrock of Lytton, IA, Judy (Allen) Koessel of Lake View, IA, and MaryAnn Ausborn-Ellerbrock of Sac City, IA; grandchildren: Jerry (Amanda) Murley, Jason (Dawn) Murley, Robert (Angela) Murley, Matt (Kelly) Murley, Jon (Angie) Ellerbrock, Adam (Alena) Naberhaus, Nick (Jess) Naberhaus, and Aaron Ausborn, Jr.; sixteen great-grandchildren; brother Everett (Masako) Lovrien of Fairview, OR; sister Lynn (Fred) Maiocco of Yakima, WA; many extended family members and friends.
   Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ellerbrock; parents Charles and Lelah Lovrien; brothers: Warren Lovrien, Leland Lovrien, Rex Lovrien, and James Winslow; and granddaughter Jaylin Ellerbrock.
Tribute Video
PRIVATE Family Service
2:00 p.m., Sunday
October 11, 2020
First Christian Church
Sac City, Iowa
Rev. Mark MacWhorter
St. Mary's Cemetery
Auburn, Iowa


Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:39 AM
“Eunice Ellerbrock and family are a treasured memory to me. My dad, Harry James Winslow, was her brother. I have wonderful childhood memories visiting the farm and riding a horse. Meeting my cousins that time early in childhood will never be forgotten. At the family reunions, I had the opportunity to meet more of my family. Thank you for sharing the photo tribute so I could see how Eunice believed how we are all children of the same Maker. Roger and Candace Sweet”
- Candace Sweet
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 7:26 PM
“Our deepest sympathies for your loss.”
- Martin & Sharon Pearson
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:04 AM
“Thinking of you. So glad you were able to spend time on recents years with you special Mon, Judy. My sympathy to you and all your family.”
- Sue Kolbe
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10:02 AM
“So sorry for the loss of your mother. You have wonderful memories to keep her spirit alive. God bless.”
- Dave and Laurie Glasnapp
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:41 PM
“Jeff and Joann.... so sorry to hear of your loss. Know she is reunited with her lived ones.”
- Mary Hernandez
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:41 PM
“Dear Jeff & Jo, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I enjoyed the video. She was truly blessed with such a large and loving family and you can tell her adventurous spirit brought her much joy. May she rest in peace and her joy for life live on in all of you. ”
- Jim & Val Ellerbrock
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:41 PM
“Sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Dennis and Susan Peters
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:41 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to all of the Family.
Sincerely Pat and Verdi Maunu
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM
“May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace in the days ahead. The memory's Eunice gave to us will endure for generations.
Uncle Bob”
- Robert Haubrich
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM
“Eunice was/is our dearly loved Aunt, and we're sure she's enjoying her new life in Eternity.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, her children, who have given her so much joy. ”
- Jim & Janet De Marco
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM
“Judy, so glad you got extra time with your mother! Knowing you a bit tells me she was special. With sympathy, Lois”
- Lois Manuel Long
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM
“Our sincere sympathy to your family in remembrance of a neat lady.”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM
“Our thoughts & prayers to the Ellerbrock family at this most difficult time”
- Jerry & Peggy Niles
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM
“Jo, Jeff and family-- I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a kind, strong woman who loved you all so deeply. May your wonderful memories bring you peace and smiles as you share them with each other.”
- Pam Dettmann
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7:38 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.”
- Linda Ritchie
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7:38 PM
“Aunt Eunice has always been one of my favorite people! Her warmth, good humor, and intelligence shone through in both good times and difficult ones. She created and maintained connections in our family that will be evident for generations, and I will always be grateful to her for that.
- Kathy Lovrien
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7:37 PM
“Paula,Jeff and family I am so sorry to hear of Eunices passing.Knowing her from very early on and working with her later on..she was such a joy to be around .Sympathy and prays to you and your family.”
- Rosemary Polk
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.”
- Donna and Mike Bachman
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Very nice and friendly women”
- Duane Segebarth
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Einices passing. Many memories of her as Mary and I were high school friends. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Brenda Thompson ”
- Brenda Thompson
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“Jeff and Jo - You have my sincere condolences. I hope that your memories sustain you in the days ahead.”
- Janet Wiersma
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