Chris Ellis

Chris John Ellis

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Chris John Ellis passed away unexpectedly at home in West Bend on January 18, 2020 at the age of 54. Chris was born in Black River Falls, WI while his dad was stationed in Taiwan. His family moved to Waukesha in 1972.
Chris graduated from Waukesha South in 1984. From there he attended school at UW-Whitewater where he met the love of his life, Carolyn (Koch) Ellis. He received his bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management in 1988.

Chris and Carol were married in 1994. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children, Adam and Emily. Chris is further survived by his mother, Clare (Emerson) Ellis, siblings, Thomas Ellis, Jr., Kathy (Bob) Twaroski, and Jean Ellis, along with numerous nieces, nephews, many family members and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Thomas Ellis, Sr. as well as his grandparents, and some aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Chris began his lifelong career as a pressman working alongside his dad, building the family business. After that business sold, he continued on this career path.

Chris loved the outdoors, whether that was hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, or hiking. He also had a love for photography and woodworking.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend, Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4-5:45 pm with Mass immediately following.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    St Frances Cabrini
    1025 S. 7th Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 6:00pm
    St Frances Cabrini
    1025 S. 7th Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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Posted at 11:28am
I enjoyed working with Chris over the years. He was a dedicated, hard worker. Always cheerful and made the workplace better for all of us.

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Posted at 12:10pm
With our deepest sympathy, Tammy Tugel, Terry Tugel, Austin, Tyler and Zach
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Kathy Twaroski

Posted at 05:42pm
What a fun guy he was! He was such a hard worker, always giving of his time and talent, and ready to help everyone. How I wish I could turn back time to spend just one more day with him.

Vickie Emerson Gray

Posted at 02:25pm
Chris loved winter, the colder the better! He loved ice fishing and mentioned it quite often.

The Kaster Family

Posted at 03:52pm
Kathy and Family, Our warmest condolences.
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