Jim Ellis

Jimmie Eugene Ellis, 84, of Hudson passed away on March 21, 2020 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Deer, Arkansas to Bruce and Etta (Norton) Ellis. He graduated from West Waterloo High School in 1953. On August 19, 1956, he married Beverly Ann Wichert. They had three children, and in 2008 Bev passed away. Jim and Bev’s son Steven passed away in 2011. In October of 2009, Jim married Alice Elizabeth Walther.

Jim worked at several different businesses as an accountant controller. In 2001, he retired from North East Machine and Tool in Janesville. He continued in the tax preparation business full time doing personal tax returns for over 60 years. Jim accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 1968. He was a charter member and treasurer at Faith Baptist Church in Hudson since it started in 1975.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bev, son Steven, and brother Jerry. He is survived by his wife Alice of Hudson; son David (Laura) Ellis of Bellefontaine, Ohio; daughter Sue (Mark) Smith of Nora Springs; step-son Dean Walther of Readlyn; step-daughter Diane Walther of Cedar Falls; sister Patricia “Pat” Sylvester of Kingman, Arizona; five grandsons, Jonathan (Yiyi) Ellis of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Daniel (Valerie) Ellis of Spotsylvania, Virginia, Kyle Smith of Nora Springs, Corey (Nicole) Smith of Sheffield, and Cody Smith of Fairborn, Ohio; step-grandson Christopher Wersinger of Marshalltown; step-granddaughter Jacqui Weaver of Cedar Falls; five great grandchildren, Jonathan Ellis, Arianna Ellis, Nathan Ellis, Emma Ellis, and Ireland Smith; and step-great grandson Jerry Weaver.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Faith Baptist Church in Hudson and Cedar Valley Hospice.

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