Milton Ellenz

Milton J. Ellenz, 85, of Caledonia, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Mayo Health Systems, La Crosse, Wis.

He was born Aug. 21, 1926 in Caledonia to John and Katherine (Davy) Ellenz. He married Marilyn Schauble Oct. 25, 1949 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Caledonia. Milton was a farmer all his life.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn; his children, Michael Ellenz, Bloomington, Minn.; Robert (Lori) Ellenz, Caledonia, and Judy Coursolle, Prior Lake, Minn.; 12 grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren; a sister, Elrey Wilson, Houston, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant grandchild, a brother, Everild, and a brother-in-law, Melvin Wilson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia. Fr Milo Ernster and Fr. Gregory Leif will officiate and a private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be from  9 to 11 a.m. Thursday morning at the church.

McCormick Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be given at