King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Franklin L. Ellis, 75, Fort Madison

Franklin "Frank" L. Ellis, 75, Fort Madison

Franklin “Frank” L. Ellis, 75, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:45 AM at his home. 

  He was born on September 6, 1944 in Sigourney, IA to William and Vivian Weimer Ellis.  On August 7, 1965 he married Marcine Dawartz in Ft. Madison at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Rev. George Moeller.  Frank worked at Shellor Globe for several years and was a foreman when they closed.  He then worked for Catfish Bend Casino and retired on May 3, 2006.  Frank graduated from Warsaw High School in 1962.  He served in the US Army during Vietnam and served as a military policeman.  He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cub Fan.  His greatest pastime was watching old western movies, especially John Wayne. 

   Survivors include his wife, Marcine Ellis of Ft. Madison; two daughters, Traci (Dennis) Stuekerjuergen of West Point and Kara (Dylan) Lumsden of Wever; four grandchildren, Brooke Meyer, Kaleb Stuekerjuergen, Kinley Lumsden and Xander Lumsden; three great grandchildren, Lucy Hawk, Hanna Hawk and Henry Stuekerjuergen; two brothers, Jesse “Bill” (Donna) Ellis of Billings, MT and Robert (Kathy) Ellis of Hardin, IL; one sister, Anida Riney of Springfield, IL; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

   Friends may call after 2 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will meet with friends from 4:30-6:30 PM.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:30 AM at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Cheryl Simpson officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites performed by the Ft. Madison Veterans Honor Guard.

   A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left at

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