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Elliott Ash, 1928-2014

Elliott C. Ash, 86, of Albert Lea was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Alden, the son of Leslie and Florence (Hawkins) Ash. Elliott attended school in Alden. He married Agnes Jensen on April 19, 1953. He passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at 86.

Elliott Ash

Elliott Ash

After graduation he farmed in the Alden and Manchester area for over 50 years. He also worked for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and the Emmons State Bank as a collateral assessor.

He was a dedicated father, loving spouse and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling with his family and sharing morning coffee with friends in Alden.

He is survived by his son, E. Charles Ash, and wife, Barbara, and grandsons Elliott and William of Burke, Va.; son, Leslie Ash, and special friend, Carol Kubat, of Albert Lea; daughter, Marilyn, and husband, Jay Syverson, of Chaska and grandchildren Carolyn and husband, Mason Hardy, of Orono and Derek Syverson of St. Louis Park. Also surviving are sister, Cynthia, and husband, Roger Nelson, of Albert Lea and their children Craig and wife, Mary Nelson, Reid Nelson and Debra and husband, John Stolarcek, of Albert Lea; sister, Wanda, and husband, William Plummer, of Nevada and their children Leslie Plummer, Christopher Plummer, Robbie Plummer and Mike and wife, Cathy Plummer; sister, Audrey, and children Georgia and husband, Manny Renaldo, Valerie and husband, William Kolb; niece, Sherry, and Ronnie Clark; nephew, Robert Johnson Jr., and their children, all of Florida; sister-in-law, Marilyn Jensen; nieces Nancy and husband, Steve Smith, Susan and husband, Bill Matthews, Karen and Verlan Grigsby and their children in Colorado, Judy and husband, Kevin Patterson, of Minnesota.

He is preceded in death by wife, Agnes; parents Leslie and Florence; brother-in-law, Roy Jensen; sister-in-law, Dolly Johnson, and husband, Robert; and brother-in-law, Dr. Richard Hunter.

The family requests that memorials be made to Crossroads Community Hospice. To honor Elliott’s wishes a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Bonnerup Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.