Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Cayler’s Visitation will be Sunday, from 1:00PM-7:00PM Prayer Service at 7:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 26, 2022, at 1:00PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.
His Burial will be at the Grace City Cemetery.
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Dear Ellingson family, we are lifting you up in prayer, sending love, strength, and hugs for support during this difficult time.
Our love and prayers come to you and your family.Our hearts are overcome with sympathy with this terrible happening. We love your family and hope that time will help you heal.
Prayers to Cayler’s family and friends.
Kathy and Nicole
Prayers for Cayler’s family and all who loved him. Cayler was an awesome human being with many friends. I’m hopeful everyone can recall a happy memory of Cayler and carry it with them through life. Rest easy, Cayler.
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Thinking of all of you with love and prayers. I can’t imagine what you all are feeling. Please let friends and family hold you up during this time – you are all so loved.
I heard about Cayler Ellingson on a media posting on Facebook. I am so sorry for the loss of this young man at far too young an age. I pray that the Ellingson family and Cayler’s friends find healing in this truly hard time. There are no words that can ease the pain and sorrow.
My family and I are sending you prayers, love, strength and hugs of support to you all from Indiana. We are sorry for your loss. God bless, heal and be with you all.
I am so sorry to learn of your tragic loss. Cayler was a young man who would have made any family proud. We are grieving with you.
Thinking of all of you. We are sending hugs and prayers. Wes, Lowell, Mary Ann
Rest in peace.
Sending thoughts, prayers and air hugs to all of you. Immediate to extended family, my heart breaks for you all. ❤️
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you.
Too the family of such a precious soul.
Thinking of you…
caring about you…
wishing you strength and peace from a far.
Our hearts break for your family over the senseless loss of such a beautiful soul. May God grant you strength you need to find justice and peace. The country mourns with you.
The nation mourns with you during this difficult time. My family sends its deepest condolences. This is an unbelievable time.
For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. Gods Speed.
We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences from Las Vegas, NV.
I am terribly sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May god give all the ones that loved this young man extra strength during this horrific time. May he fly high and watch over and protect each of you. Love and peace.
Prayers for your family from Massachusetts. I’m at a loss for words. This is such a tragic and senseless loss. Such a handsome young man.
My deepest condolences. A terrible loss of a handsome and bright, young man of integrity. Your boy is in heaven with our glorious creator now but we all mourn his loss here on earth with you at this time.
Sending hugs and Prayers to all.Tom and I want to express our sympathy to all.
God Bless, your extended FAMILY
To the family from someone who has also lost a son: don’t let anyone tell you that you will “get over” this loss, or “get through it.” There is no comfort in kidding yourself. You will mourn the loss of your son forever, as I mourn my son. My hope for you (and for myself) is that you can one day recover your ability to perceive beauty and love and joy in your damaged world, see that everything is not dark, and instead of looking back at the horror and the immeasurable pain of your loss, you can begin to took forward to the wonderful moment you’ll see your son again in heaven. I pray that God is with you and shows you the way.
There are no words that can comfort you during this incredibly painful time, except to surround yourselves with beautiful and happy memories of Cayler. He was taken too soon. We will pray for your healing. – Los Angeles, CA
Such a beautiful young man. My eyes are filled with tears over the horrible circumstances of his loss, and especially the pain of his mother. May God’s presence lend you strength and comfort. And may his loss be a catalyst for change toward more love and compassion. Sending prayers and love.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Such a tragic loss. I hope God uses your sons name and memory to bring people together in this time of senseless division. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m so very sorry for your family’s deep loss of Cayler & deep pain. Praying for God’s love, peace, grace, comfort, kindness, & compassion poured out over all of you in waves🌊🌊 🙏💔🌹✝️🕊️🇺🇸
My deepest condolences to the Ellingson Family. I lost my only child 10 years ago in a tragic, and unsolved way. For years my focus was the on the injustice, not my heart and healing. My prayer is your family does. I pray this prayer, In Jesus’ Holy Name… Amen
Words of condolences are too weak to express my sorrow for your family. Cayler has touched caring people all across America.
Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the senseless loss of your son. May the angels lead him into Paradise.
Prayers of support and strength during these difficult times to your family. Cayler is in the arms of our Lord. Tragic and senseless. May God be with all of you.
Lifting your family up in prayers from South Dakota. May you be held close in Jesus’s hands during this tragic time and the memories of your beautiful son sustain you. Such a senseless loss of a young, promising soul. We do not know your family nor did we know your son, but it sounds as if he had a bright future ahead. Eternal rest unto him, Oh Lord; May his soul Rest In Peace. God bless you all
Prayers for you and your family. A true tragedy.
My husband and I send prayers and condolences to his parents, family and friends during this time of sorrow.
We were so very sorry to hear about Cayler. There are no words that can curb the undeniable pain that your family is going through. Please know your family is surrounded in love and prayers at this sad time, by so many of us.
I am so shocked and saddened by your son’s death. Know that people throughout the country support you in your time of grief.
Across the country, Americans grieve with you for your tragic loss. Although we did not know Cayler, this young man and his family will hold a special place in our hearts!
I am so sorry for your senseless and tragic loss. May your family find love and support and comfort with each other and your community.
Sending you love and prayers from WI! This is a horrific, unimaginable, and totally unnecessary loss of life. Millions are holding you in their hearts…know this and may it be your comfort!
I woke up this morning and read of the tragic circumstance of your son’s passing. Please know, I believe God works all things for his purpose and that Cayler’s life is important to all of us who revere Jesus. May the Holy Spirit lift Cayler up so the world can appreciate who he is, so doing, may in time, his loss be comforted.
Unbearably sad. Your loss, his loss is beyond words.
I wish I could bring him back.
Feel good in knowing that you gave him happiness, strength and a loving home.
Across the country we are here to support you and never forget Cayler.
Know that all of us are keeping you in our thoughts. I hope that the love surrounding you from family, friends and the community can bring just even a moment of comfort for you during this time.
Heard about this tragedy on the radio today – so sorry for your loss.
God Bless your family and friends.
From Richmond, Virginia…
I’m very sorry for your loss. You will be reunited with him in heaven. I will pray for your family that the Lord brings you peace and comfort.
We are so sad to hear of the loss of your good son at the hands of such an evil act. We pray Cayler will keep watch over us, our country and our freedoms from above.
Ellingson family our deepest sympathies and condolences. I can’t imagine what you are going through at this difficult time.
We saw Caylers’ story on the news. Our Hearts break for you, your family and all who knew and loved him. May our Lord hold you tight in his arms, and give you peace & comfort. Love, hugs and prayers from a distance. Rest in Peace Cayler.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ellingson,
My family and I are soooo sorry for your loss. Cayler looks like such a fine young man.
Cayler’s life was so precious and priceless. Our hearts are aching for you. We pray God will give you comfort in your suffering and pain.
We pray that your family finds strength in this time.Cayler is in God’s hands.
I saw Caylers’ story on the news. My heart is really really broken… Your family and all who knew and loved him are now in my prayers.
I know that our Lord and our GOD holds you tightly in his arms, and give you peace and comfort. I know that our Lord holds and loves Cayler!
I am sending “BIG HUGS and BIG BLESSINGS” “BIG LOVE!” again “BIG LOVE!” from Dallas Texas!
Prayers from a distance. I know that Cayler is our newest “Guardian” ANGEL! Rest in Peace Cayler.
— Your brother Robert!
There are no words that can heal this at this moment. We know that our Heavenly Father and our Faith will give you peace of mind and comfort. Try to remember all the good times. God Bless Cole, Sheri, Chase and family
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Cayler Ellingson’s family and community.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. May God be with you and bless you and your entire family during this time of grief and sorrow. A new Angel has entered the gates of Heaven.
Our deepest condolences with the loss of your beautiful child. His life has touch many throughout America. Cherish those memories and celebrate his life. It is heartbreaking that your family is going through this tragic event. Prayers that surpasses all understanding. RIP sweet child.
I pray for your strength to get through this difficult time. May you find peace
Hearing about Caylers’ death on the news, we wanted to reach out to his family and friends. Your family is in our prayers that your faith may sustain you during this difficult time. Know that people all over the nation have been lifting you up in prayer. Having lost a son way to soon, I remember the absolute shock and numbness of it all.
We are so sorry and may Cayler rest in peace in Jesus arms.
God be with you. So sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathies and condolences to your family, and all who LOVE Cayler. He had a bright future ahead of him. I will continue to say his name. RIP CAYLER ELLINGSON. I am sending my love to your family. Love Jen from Just Jen Reacts
Sending you love and condolences from the East Coast. We are so terribly sorry about the loss of this precious young man. May the Lord bless you with His peace and comfort.
To Cayler’s loved ones,
This tragedy has hit caring Americans deeply. I’m originally from Grand Forks and have a son Cayler’s age. I can’t hold back my tears for his mother. Sending my condolences and adamant prayers for the Lord to hold you tight and help you navigate these overwhelming emotions.
The world will not forget you. Rest in Paradise, Cayler.
Words can’t soothe the heartache you feel. Although strangers, know that there are millions of us parents and supporters sending much aloha and genuine LOVE to you and your family. Having lost a brother too soon, grief changes but never goes away. We will all grieve with you and remember your Cayler.
Betty from FL My heart goes out to you! I pray you know God loves you and is with you and He knows the pain of a sons death and the joy of resurrection. I believe you will see Cayler in heaven.
I am so incredibly saddened to hear of the senseless death of this young man. My heart aches for his family. Sending love from Pittsburgh.
Rest in eternal peace young lad. A long promising life cut in your prime, you will not be forgotten. Condolences and prayers, may some semblance of solace and peace come over to your family, sending many prayers. Folks, protect your young ones.
I cannot begin to understand the pain and heartache you all must have! My mother was from Bottineau, ND and I know the people that live in your state are kind and compassionate. I pray God gives the family and friends comfort during this terrible time of heartache.
Sending prayers from Trinidad and Tobago
Dear Ellington family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. We know your pain, we lost a child 3 yrs. ago in a tragic accident also. Treasure the memories of him and the time you had with him. God Bless.
So very many prayers coming for you. Such a horrendous loss of your child! May God help you find peace and strength from one another!
May all of our hearts and minds unite in prayer for this family as they grieve their precious son and cling to God.
We are with you in spirit and believe for your faith to carry you during this very difficult time.
We will continue to pray for you.
Praying for this senseless division and hatred in America to end. God bless you and your family, a young soul gone too soon… Sending hugs to your family and loved ones. ♥️
You’re beautiful son, Cayler will always be remembered.
We will never forget his story. Your family is in our hearts,
our prayers are for your comfort during this incredibly difficult time of sorrow.
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Cayler’s light is not gone. His love still shines for us all.
My heart breaks for your family and loved ones.
I’m so very sorry for your devastating loss. I’m praying you’ll be able to find some semblance of God’s peace as you walk through this storm. Your family is in my prayers.
Even though I don’t know you, I am so sorry your family has to go through this grief. My prayers are with you.
Such a beautiful young man, my heart breaks for your family. Dear Heavenly Father, please watch over this family, provide them with strength and peace for the trial they are going through. While we do not understand your plans, please help us to remember your promise of reunion through your Son. Amen.
Dear Ellingson family and friends, I am truly sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking that Cayler’s life was taken in such a way. I pray that the Lord will comfort and uphold you.
No words will help but know you have my prayers for comfort for your family and all who loved Cayler.
From our family to yours, our deepest sympathy for your loss.
I can’t fathom this senseless loss of your son! My heart, prayers and condolences go out to your family.
I hold your family in my heart and prayers. I pray that you find comfort in the wonderful memories I’m sure you share about your loved one.
what a handsome man. The Lord will care for you and your son now and always
Dear Friends and Family of Cayler,
I don’t know any of you yet I cry in sadness at your loss. I know I would have truly enjoyed his Spirit in this World had we met. Our Lord brings an overpowering Love and I pray that all of you may get some relief by letting it wash over you. Cayler is at Joy with our Creator, Peace in Christ’s name.
I cannot even begin to fathom your pain. My heart is broken and aches for you. Your son was a beautiful young man. Know you are not alone. Prayers for you all. Cayler Godspeed, you are very loved.
Sorry for your loss, prayers for your family
Our deepest sympathy to the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss and I’m praying for God’s peace and comfort during your time of sorrow. I’m just so sorry!
My deep sympathy and prayer to his family and friends! My heart is so broken for your family!
Me and my husband live in North Carolina and we wanted you to know that our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.We are deeply sorry that your family is experiencing the pain of a loss like this. Our hearts goes out to each of you.
May Caylers light shine on and not be forgotten.
Peace be with you.
God Bless His Soul 🙌
To the Ellingson family, hold on tightly to each other, and let friends, family, strangers and God guide and support you through this horrific tragedy. Cayler will always be with you….. every day, every minute, just stop and listen for him, stop to see him, he is there among you.
From Texas with love. May you be able to find peace, I too have lost a child. Remember his laugh, his smile and his love for all of you..
My sincere condolences to the family for this senseless loss. Cayler can never be replaced I bet he was a heckuva kid. My thoughts and best wishes for the family and friends in this tragic time.
Sincerely Russell Korman, Austin Texas
My heartfelt condolences to your family. All of America is mourning with you. There are no words to express the heartache and the anger caused by this tragic death. I am a mother of three sons and grandmother of three young men and my heart breaks for you right now. May God bless your family and give you comfort.
I do not have any relationship with this family, but my heart breaks for them, during this devastating time. I pray for full comfort and assurance in the Lord for the family, as they go through the loss of this young man. May this family look to the Lord earnestly, and may Cayler never be forgotten. I call upon the family to read Isaiah 41:10, which states that God “Will strengthen and uphold” those that seek and look unto Him.
God keep you Cayler and God’s grace and peace to your family.
Deepest condolences and prayers for the Ellison family in the loss of Cayler.
I’m originally from Cooperstown, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. It’s so sad to see these stories especially in such a wonderful community 💔
To the Ellington family,
Our deepest sympathies to your family & loved ones. What a Tragic loss of such a beautiful young man. Cayler, will never be forgotten!
My Christ give you peace ❤️🩹
So sorry for this horrible tragedy. Prayers for the family.
Sending a lifetime of love and prayers for peace to all of you from Colorado. So very sorry for your loss. Please know you remain in our hearts always!
Praying that The Holy Spirit surrounds you. God bless you all.
I am so very sorry for the loss of this young man, whose future was filled with endless promise. May he rest in God’s embrace and may God’s comfort and compassion be with his family and friends during this difficult and heart breaking time.
Although I don’t know this young man nor his family, my heart and soul are broken today because if this tragedy.
I hope that the family and friends of Cayler are able to find peace again in your lives.
‘May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.’
Condolences and prayers to Cayler’s Family
God Bless Cayler Ellingson’s Soul and give his Loved Ones strength.
My heart goes out to your entire family. I am so so sorry. Praying for all of you. ❤️
I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your son. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you though this tragedy.
My Heartfelt condolences for your loss. I hope the fond memories of better times help carry you through this time of grief.
Prayers and Condolances from Arizona. As a former North Dakotan, I just can’t fathom this tragedy on a street in N.D. I will remember you in my prayers always. May God give you all strength.
We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult sad time.
My heart aches for the family and friends of this young man who was struck down at such an early age. My son will be 19 next month. I can’t imagine the pain of losing a son. I live in New York – if I can be of any service to the family, please reach out.
My thoughts & prayers go out to Cayler Ellington who deserved to grow into a fine young man, his family & friends.
You don’t know me, but we are all children of God. I’m the mother of 2 sons who grew up to marry and have 6 children.
I am praying for the loss of Cayler’s life and his family’s lifelong loss🙏🏼
Prayers for comfort and strength. Know that many across the nation hold you in their hearts and experience much sadness over the loss of your beautiful son. I don’t know you but have shed tears for you. God bless you.
I just want you to know the country mourns with you during this horrible time. God grant you peace and understanding he now holds your beautiful son in his arms.
America has awakened to a sadness so deep it fails description. I have two sons and can’t imagine being without either one. I’m personally so grieved and my heart so broken over this most senseless passage of Cayler that words are hard to find. My condolences to everyone who knew Cayler and to his family who have to say goodbye…it’s the most unimaginable pain a parent would ever have to endure. All my prayers to friends and family.God Bless each and everyone.
I am at a loss for words!! Sheri- my heart breaks for you and your family!!! I am so terribly sorry the loss of your beautiful son!! Praying for you and your family!
I grew up in Cooperstown, this so horrible to happen in such an amazing little town. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family
We all know that life is fragile, but only God can provide the comfort that you will need to begin to understand loosing your son this way. Please know that the nation mourns with you.
May God give you comfort and bring you peace.
I’m so sorry for your loss. May the peace of Christ be with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends of this young man. It breaks my heart that anything like this has happened. It also breaks my heart how people have politicized such an event. Over the past couple of year I have lost so many loved ones and the only thing that keeps me going is knowing that they are in a much better place and knowing that I will see them again. So just know that Cayler is in a better place and know that you will see him again.
I can’t even begin to understand what you’re going through as a family to lose Cayler the way you did, but you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Psalms 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
May you be lifted up in your time of need.
This life is finite, but life with the Creator in Heaven is Eternal.
Cayler is in Heaven now.
I send Prayers for God’s Blessings for Cayler and the entire Ellingson family and the extended community.
Sheri and Family, There are just no words to express my sympathy. I remember Cayler when he was in Grade School. He and Chase spending time in your office after school. Treasure all your memories of such a wonderful young man. Sending prayers.
I am sending you all heartfelt prayers. Cayler was a beautiful child with such a promising future. Cayler’s untimely and senseless passing has shocked this Country – we stand with you and pray for you all. I can not imagine the pain you all are feeling. Cayler will come to you in your dreams, when praying, when you need him most – he will always protect you.
I heard about Cayler’s story on Twitter, and I’m truly heartbroken for the Ellingson family. He was taken from this world way too soon, but may he sleep easy and smile down on everyone who knew and loved him. God bless. ✝️❤️
i am sending my deepest condolences. I did not know Caylor but his absence from this world is greatly felt by myself and I know many others. May God bring your family some sort of peace through this tragedy. My prayers are with you all.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. So senseless…will keep Cayler, you and your family in our prayers. ❤️
We send our sincere condolences. Cayler was a great guy and so sorry for his loss. Prayers and hugs to the family. I can’t imagine what you are going through. May God guide you and hold you during this time and always.
So sorry for your loss….Prayers go out to you. I am truly sickened by what happened to your beautiful son. Will keep you and your family in prayers.
Scott City Mo
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy from this senseless act.
The love of our family is with you at this time. May the grace and mercy of our Lord touch you through this period!
Sheri and family,
So sorry 😢! Praying for comfort in the difficult days and nights ahead for you!
My heart aches for your loss.
Peace to you in Jesus that passes all understanding!
Our sincerest sympathies to your family. I cannot imagine what you are going through. We are ALWAYS here for you. Our sincerest prayers to you and your family. Sending love and hugs your way…
As a mama of boys close to your age, my heart breaks for you. I will be praying for comfort and strength for you today as you bury your son. I am further heartsick this is being used as political fodder from both sides – what is key is that a precious life full of promise and future was needlessly and inexplicably taken. I don’t know how Cayler’s survivors recover from that but I will pray God performs a miracle that will allow you to go on. I cry thinking how of how his sweetness and compassion radiated through the pictures I’ve seen and how good he would have been in his chosen profession. I hope this tragedy unites us and not divides us. I hope Cayler’s name will forever be used as a rallying call to that sweetness and compassion that he radiated and bring us together in love and hope, not hate and violence.
I am very sorry for your loss. please know that many people are praying for your family in the wake of this senseless act. May the peace of God comfort your hearts at this time. God will provide.
I cannot imagine your pain and suffering right now. I am thousands of miles away and this has touched me. May you be comforted with the knowledge that Cayler is at peace and looking over all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
My sincerest condolences to Cayler’s family. May GOD give them comfort and peace. May you rest eternally in peace in the loving arms of Christ.
My condolences to the family of Mr. Ellingson, may God comfort you in your time of grieving.
My condolences to the family of Cayler. Americans are mourning the loss of him.
My heart breaks for your loss. God bless you.
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Cayler. I hope and pray for him.
Dear Cayler Ellingson family, I am so sorry at the senseless loss of your beautiful child, I didn’t know Cayler but I do know he’s always with you and the love will never separate you. May you find strength and know that the world mourns with you.
Cole, you and your family are in my prayers.
I’m very sorry for your loss.
I just heard this story on my Christian Radio In Michigan. My heart breaks for your family. This is truly tragic and devastating. I pray that God gives you strength during this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss. Cayler’s family is in many folks prayers, including mine. May the Heavenly Father give you comfort, as only He can.
Tragic and senseless. May God wrap his loving arms around you and hold you close during this time of grieving for Cayler. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family from Fargo…
We are so very sorry for this tragic loss of your beautiful son. We pray God uses this unfair and senseless tragedy for the good, in the way He alone can do. Moms and Dads everywhere feel your pain and grieve alongside of you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and grant your family peace and comfort.
I can’t find the words to express how truly sorry I am for your loss of Cayler. My family and I are praying for Cayler and your entire family. Although nothing will bring back your handsome, loving son. I am so truly sorry. May God Bless you and your family. Rest In Peace Cayler you will not be forgotten even from those of us who never had the privilege of meeting you. Your photo / name are forever in my mind. Deepest sympathy, God Bless
I am so very sorry for your loss & your son’s senseless death. May he be in heaven with God & His Angels. God’s Blessings to each of you. 😇 😇 CAYLER is in a safer place now, no one can hurt him again.
From Kansas, I heard about this sad loss of Cayler from my relative in North Dakota. A senseless tragedy of a young man losing his life, who had his whole life in front of him. I am grieved to hear of this and continue to keep you in our prayers. I pray God’s comfort for Cayler’s family.
There are no words that can ease the pain and heartbreak of losing a child- especially under the circumstances that caused the loss of your son. I don’t personally know your family or your son-but became aware today. My prayers are for God to give you strength as you continue to live through this loss. It is truly tragic that in this country which has always represented freedom- that people are harming others for having a difference of opinion, or embracing opposing political values.