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David Richard Ellis

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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May his joyful and independent spirit live on in the hearts and minds of those that knew him.

Jason Lockard Dec 1 2016 12:00 AM

To Jim & Davids family. I'll Always remember David as a very, very nice young man.

Ken Pearsall Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dory, our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. God bless you all.

Shirley Bilkovsky Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dave From the younger years of our lives working side by side at times doing framing......to the many many memorable poker games we all played at some of the craziest of places..... to the out of town work you and I traveled and shared a lot of laughs.... I will truely miss you my friend......this past September was our last job working together and laughs I'll remember ...... EVERY TIME I came back to town you were always ready for our "updates in life" and meeting up.....I truely have a heavy heart writing this as I'll miss your friendship.......I'm a better person having you as a friend................Goodbye for now... To all of Daves family, I'm so sorry for your loss as I know he loved his family so much......may God look over you too in this time of need...... May God Bless Him Mark Lajoie Charlotte, NC

Mark Lajoie Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

Bryan,Kendra and family. May God bless you and comfort you.

Martha Manges Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

Our hearts are breaking for Dave's family and friends. Our sincere sympathy and prayers for all of you in this most difficult time. Dave will be missed, and never forgotten. May he Rest In Peace.

Bob and Jan Scott Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

What a great guy. I remember the times we shared shooting the breeze. I will long remember his friendly. confident smile.

Mark kershner Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy to my niece and nephews for the great loss of their father may you remember only the good memories and cherish them . Be in peace. I love all you very much Aunt Sally

Sally Gaurin-Sylvester Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM