Gregory A. Ellis, Sr. - June 09, 2014Hastings resident, Gregory A. Ellis, Sr., 59, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Services will be Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9 am.-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Greg was born April 25, 1955 in Hastings, to George J. Ellis and Erma (Eastman) (Ellis) Luth. He grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School. Greg served with the U.S. Navy from June 19, 1972 – July 7, 1972. He married Pam Halsey on Febr. 26, 1972. To this union were born Greg Jr., Douglas Dean, Tammy Lynn, and James J. Ellis. They later divorced in 1991. He married Julie Jane Bruckman on Aug. 14, 1993. To this union one son was born, Zachary D. Ellis. Julie preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2010. Greg was a self-employed truck driver and owned Greg Ellis Trucking. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, American Legion, Eagles, and was a life member and commander at the Disabled American Veterans. Greg was a member of the Hastings Chapparral Motorcycle club.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents, George and Erma; grandparents; wife, Julie J. Ellis; daughter, Tammy Lynn Ellis; and son, Douglas Dean Ellis.
Survivors include: sons: Greg Ellis, Jr., Hastings, James J. Ellis, Hastings, Zachary D. Ellis, Glenvil; children and spouse: Andrea and Craig Beck, St. Libory, Jessica Onken, Hastings, Joshua A. Onken, Hastings; 8 grandchildren; siblings and spouses: William J. and Patty Ellis, Hastings, Pamela J. Sweeney, Grand Island, Nancy and William Arndt, Aurora, George Ellis, Milwaukee, Wis., Jackie and Tyler Waite, Hastings, Vickie and Ron Lonowski, Grand Island; 17 nieces and nephews; fiancée: Janet Esch, Hastings and numerous friends.