Robert D. Ellingboe

Celebration of Life

4:00 p.m. -
Friday, October 14, 2022
American Legion Post 330 - Wilson WI
250 Main St
Wilson WI, 54027

Robert Delmar Ellingboe, Age 61, of Wilson, WI, died on October 7, 2022, at Regions Hospital in St Paul, MN, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Robert was born on April 23, 1961, to Delmar and Marlene (Watembach) Ellingboe in Houston, TX. He attended school in Spring Valley, WI, and graduated in 1979.

Following high school, Robert started to work as a welder for GEA in Hudson, WI. He became a lead supervisor and remained there for the last 43 years. While attending a high school party, he met Laurie from a rival school. She became the love of his life, and they would be united in marriage on July 12, 1980, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood, WI. Their marriage would be blessed with two children, Ryan, and Chad.

Robert was a simple man; his love of motorcycles started when he was young as he learned to ride dirt bikes, and that love never left him. He would often travel on his motorcycle with Laurie, taking a trip to Sturgis, the Harley anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee, and a trip around Lake Superior. It would be hard to find Robert without wearing a black Harley Davison shirt and hanging out with his friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying deer hunting, camping, and vacations to his cabin up north. Robert was a family man and adored his grandchildren, spoiling them at every chance possible. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Robert is survived by his best friend and wife of 42 years, Laurie; children, Ryan (Emily) Ellingboe and Chad (Felipe Rojas) Ellingboe; Granddaughters, Madeline & Addison; Mother, Marlene, and his brothers and sisters along with several other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Delmar, brother Dana Ellingboe, and mother-in-law Cleo Reitz.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022, at the Wilson American Legion, 250 Main St, Wilson, WI 54027. Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 1010 Newton Street, Baldwin, WI, 54002, 715-684-3434, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com

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  1. To the family, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Rob. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. No words can heal your grief. It takes time to process this sudden loss. May you be surrounded by people who know how to lift you up and be of comfort to you.

  2. Am very saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. I worked with him in the shop and on the road. He was good people and fun to be around. My prayers are with Laurie and his family.

  3. Am very saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. I worked with him, sometimes in the shop and sometimes on the road, and he made the days easier and fun. He was good people. I have only great memories of him and will miss him. My prayers are with Laurie and his family.

  4. I Will miss serving him, chatting and just his demeanor. cherish all the memories. My deepest love and condolences to all of you 🙏❤️🙏

  5. Had the most memorable visit with Rob in 1990. He was such a sweet and fun loving cousin. I know he will be missed by all. Rest in Love Rob and ride your HOG in the sky.

  6. Laurie, Ryan and Chad – I am so sorry to hear about Rob. He was a one of a kind for sure. Truly enjoyed the simple things in life. Gone way too soon! He will be missed by everyone that knew him. Much love to you all. Joe Kroll

  7. Laurie, Ryan & Chad saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with Rob, your husband & your dad. I’m really sorry for your loss.

  8. Laurie, I am so very sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. You will all be in my prayers. Hold on to all the good memories to help you get through this. Truly sorry and thinking of you all.

  9. Rob will be missed by all. I can not imagine what the family is going through. Praying that God gives you strength during the days, months and years to come.

  10. My condolences to the family. I was shocked to hear of this. I had the pleasure of working with Rob at GEA, and have great respect for his work.

  11. I remember Rob over the years with my work with GEA / Niro Hudson
    I was an employee out of Columbia Md for a long time but now work idependant with Hudson
    doing equipment and piping design. Kevin Larson and I worked a lot with Rob last
    year on a big project for a lot of equipment being built in the shop. He always helped
    with our designs to make them better for manufacturing and quality. Also worked with him
    a few times in the field over the years.
    His experience was in valuable and will be missed. Truly a really good person to work with.
    Blessings to him and his family at this difficult time.
    Mike
    Costa Rica

  12. I was deeply saddened by news of Rob’s passing. I worked with Rob for many years and only knew him as a coworker however he always made me feel like we were good friends. That was his way, always happy to see me, always a nice thing to say, a well respected worker who was a go to person to solve problems and get feedback from.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to family and be blessed with many fond memories of Robs life and get strength from the positive impact he made on me and everyone who he crossed paths with.

    Mike Bowers
    A good friend!

  13. So sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. I worked with Rob for over 30 years and remember him as a kind person & always fun to talk with. My thoughts are with the family and his granddaughters as I know how special grandpas are❤️

  14. Laurie, Ryan and Chad,
    I had the pleasure to work with Rob for the past 10 years. He was very talented in his work and overall nice person to be around. He sure loved his family and spoke often of you all and especially his grandkids.
    Many prayers and hugs to you all!
    Shelley

  15. I was deeply saddened by news of Rob’s passing. I worked with Rob for many years and only knew him as a coworker however he always made me feel like we were good friends. That was his way, always happy to see me, always a nice thing to say, a well respected worker who was a go to person to solve problems and get feedback from.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to family and be blessed with many fond memories of Robs life and get strength from the positive impact he made on me and everyone who he crossed paths with.

    I unfortunately can not make his celebration of life.

    Mike Bowers
    A good friend

  16. To Laurie and family, Rob was a master of his craft and highly respected by all who worked with him at GEA. He was a mentor, leader and a genuine great person. As a fellow rider I will miss his stories of the road. As a co-worker he leaves an irreplaceable void. He will be deeply missed and my thoughts are with you all through this difficult time.

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