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David Richard Ellis

January 30, 1950 — November 26, 2016

David Richard Ellis, age 66, of Holland, Ohio, passed away peacefully following a brief illness with his family at his bedside, Saturday, November 26, 2016 at The Toledo Hospital. He was born January 30, 1950 in Columbus, Georgia to James and Jean (Dalton) Ellis. Dave was a 1968 graduate of Sylvania High School.

Dave was a self employed builder and contractor who was known as the best carpenter around. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love for his family. Dave enjoyed family get-togethers, had a passion for fishing, and was well liked by everyone whom he met.

Dave will be greatly missed by his daughter, Dory (Christian) Geisel, and sons Dave Ellis, Jr. (Brenna Bowser), Bryan (Kendra) Ellis and Trey Ellis (Colleen Bolyard); stepdaughters, Heather (Jason) Kwapich and Danielle Butler (Jacob); as well as his many beloved grandchildren. He is also survived by his significant other, Deborah Lipps; his siblings, Jim (Jean) Ellis, Jerry Ellis, Sherry Fritz and Delilah Gibson; and his beloved four-legged companion, Milo.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Steve and Kevin Ellis.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, December 1st from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a memorial service will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Residence: Holland, Ohio

Visitation: Thursday, December 1st from 2 to 7 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Memorial Service: Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm in the Funeral Home

Interment: Private

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