Rick Ellis, age 61, of Walkerton, Indiana, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021.

He was born on December 5, 1959, in Loogootee, Indiana, to the late Charles and Linda (Horn) Ellis.

He resided in the Walkerton area since his early childhood and enjoyed the companionship of long-time partner, Gwenda Royce.

Rick was employed by AM General where he was a dedicated employee for 33 years, he was proud of the Hummers he built and the friendships he acquired. He enjoyed NASCAR and farming with his father. Rick was a caring and helpful friend to all who knew him. He enjoyed family, restoring tractors, and watching his children and grandchildren grow.

Also surviving are his daughter, Katelind Ellis, and son, Matthew Ellis and wife Amanda, all of North Liberty; and grandchildren, Madison and Kaylee Ellis; and one sister, Theresa Hunt and husband Randy, of Osceola.

One sister, Debra Stoner, also preceded him in death.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 20th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Palmer Funeral Home, within the Lakeville Complex at 601 N. Michigan Street, Lakeville, Indiana. Friends visited with the family from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, March 27th, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon, with a memorial service at Noon, at St. John Church, in Loogootee. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Church Cemetery, in Bramble, Indiana.

Charitable contributions in memory of Rick Ellis may be made to the Cancer Research Foundation. Condolences for the family may be shared at www.blakefuneralhomes.com and at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

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