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Einar Ellingson

Einar Ellingson, 91, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, ND.

Einar Ellingson was born on January 17, 1931, to Gunder and Inger (Fundingsland) Ellingson in Carrington, ND.  He went to country school through 8th grade.  When he started 1st grade he spoke only Norwegian.  As teenagers he and his brothers were active in the farming operation on the farm.  At age 21 he was drafted into the US Army and fought in the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged in 1953.  A few years after his military service, he worked outside the farm at different jobs.  He went back home and took over farming with his brother Arvid for about 60 years in the Haven Township.  In 1976, he and his brother Arvid won the annual Soil Conservation Award for Foster County. 

On June 13, 1986, he married Patricia Ferguson, she passed away on January 26, 2009.  Einar took many trips to Norway and Canada, visiting family and cousins.  He also took a trip to the Holy Land with Pastor Berntson and cousin Clifford Ellingson.  Patricia and Einar also went on their honeymoon to Norway.

Einar was baptized and confirmed in James River Church, later a member of Glenfield Church.  The last 37 years he has been a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington, ND.

He is survived by his brothers, Arvid and Lester (Valborg); a nephew, Mitchell (Lori) Ellingson and niece, Janine (John) Gisi; step-children, Jodie (Doug) Davis, Jenean (Doug) Smith and Doug Ferguson; grandchildren, Matthew (Jacee) Davis, Nathan Davis, Jana (Jesse) Lesmeister, Brock (Jennifer) Smith, Rachel (Corey) VanRay, Kylee (Tyler) Ingebretson, Beau Ferguson, Allie (Levi) Hintz, and Cole Ferguson; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Darlene Ellingson; and many cousins in the USA, Canada and Norway.

Einar is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; two brothers, Gerhard and Dennis; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Ellingson.    

Einar’s Visitation will be Wednesday from Noon – 6:00PM with family present from 5:00PM – 6:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:00AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

His Burial will be at the James River Cemetery, rural Grace City, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So sorry for the loss of Einar
    Hugs and prayers for all of you 🙏. Terry and Joanne Carlson.

  2. Condolences to Ellingson family.

  3. We are sorry to hear that Einar has passed away.
    We send our condolence and we are thinking of you.
    Venche Berit and Martin

  4. Sorry to hear about Einar. Wishing I was there to give support and hugs to everyone.


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