Ellis Ruesink, 80, of Harmony

Ellis A. Ruesink, 80, of Harmony, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Harmony Care Center.

Ellis Arlo Ruesink was born July 15, 1939, to Harold and Pearl (Gysbers) Ruesink in Preston. He graduated from Wykoff High School in 1957 and continued his education in La Crosse, earning two associates degrees.

On May 1, 1965, he was united in marriage with Beverly Zitzow at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in St. Charles. He worked in security at Mayo Clinic for 36 years. Following his retirement, he volunteered at the Clinic for 10 more years.

He had a great love for animals, especially his stallion, Shiloh, and his dog, Rocky. He liked going for drives, traveling, and playing canasta with family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He and his wife were members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester before moving to Harmony in 1995. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly Ruesink of Harmony; children, Craig (Lisa) Ruesink of Sartell, Wendy (Randie) Mueller of Sumner, Iowa, and Stacy Ruesink of Rochester; grandchildren, Mackenzie (Nate) Fett of Austin, Madeline Horn of West Union, Iowa, Aaron Ruesink of Sartell, Michael Ruud of Sartell, Katie Ruud of Bloomington and Topher Bolen of Sartell; siblings, Lola (Mike) Nelson of Greendale, Wis., Patricia Dormady of Alameda, Calif., and Percy (Sandy) Ruesink of Glendale, Wis; and a brother-in-law, Vern Schneider of Austin. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, June Schneider; a brother, Harley Ruesink; and sister-in-law, Kola Ruesink.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with the Rev. Rolf Svanoe officiating. Burial was in Greenleafton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at Hindtfuneralhomes.com.