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1934 Wayne 2023

Wayne Ells

April 28, 1934 — April 10, 2023


Wayne Ells, 88, of Webster, SD, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2023, at Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in Roslyn, SD.

Celebration of Life will be at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30, 2023 at the American Legion (Club Rooms) in Webster, South Dakota. Private Military Inurnment will be at the Webster Cemetery in Webster, South Dakota.

Wayne Fredrick Ells was born on April 28, 1934, in rural Platte, South Dakota, to Edwin and Carrie (Stowe) Ells. Wayne obtained his GED while serving in the United States Air Force. After serving for nine years, Wayne was honorably discharged. He was a state game warden for nine years. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Hagerty, to this union there were five children born: Sandi, Ron, Steve, Dennis, and Karla. The family moved to Webster in 1970. The couple later divorced.  Wayne was an entrepreneur of many businesses over the years. Wayne was a member of the American Legion Post 40. He volunteered his time to drive Veterans for 20 years.

Wayne passed away on Monday, April 10, 2023, at the age of 88 years, 11 months, and 13 days at Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in Roslyn.

Wayne will be deeply missed by his children: Sandi (Craig) Ells-Ulness of Rochester, MN, Ron (Monica) Ells of Inez, TX, Steve Ells of Wagoner, OK, Dennis (Jane) Ells of Waubay, SD, and Karla Benson of Webster, SD; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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