Dale Ellis, 85

Dale Ellis

Dale Ellis, 85, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Marshalltown, IA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Private family services will be held. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown.

Dale was born August 2, 1931, to Alfred and Mamie Ellis, in Marshalltown. Dale enjoyed hunting, wood carving and the occasional fishing trip. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, and was a union meat cutter for many years. Dale also enjoyed taking camping trips across the country, visiting family and seeing the sites.

Dale is survived by his wife, Beverly Ellis; a daughter, Jeannie Staton; a son, Allen (Kathy) Ellis; four grandchildren: David, Ashleigh, Jeannie, Crystal; a great grandson, Lochlain; three sisters: Evelyn Billman, Cora McCoy and Delores Fisch and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Sharon Drinvosky and Cecile Baie and two nephews: Jim Billman and Matt Fisch.