ELLEN M. WILLING

 

 

 

   Ellen M. (Mrs. Don) Willing, age 80, of Morristown, died on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at District One Hospital, Faribault.
   Memorial services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 10 a.m. with Chris Sorensen Woodside, pastoral minister of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Faribault officiating. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
   Memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the services on Friday.
   Ellen M., the daughter of Wilbur “Bill” and Elizabeth (Belstler) Crawford, was born June 26, 1928 in Minneapolis. She graduated in 1946 from Patrick Henry High School, Minneapolis. On August 29, 1971 she married Don R. Willing in Watertown, SD. Together they operated Willing Campground in Warsaw for over 30 years.
   She is survived by her husband, Don; four children, Roger (and Maggie) Emslie of Salida, CO, Gail (and David) McCollum of Chanhassen, Ken (and Jan) Emslie of Salida, CO and David (and Pam) Emslie of Framingham, MA; twelve grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, David Emslie and one brother, Wilbur “Billy” Crawford, Jr.
   Memorial gifts may be directed to Risen Christ Catholic School, Minneapolis.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Nancy Basley
Email:
gnbasley@charter.net
Date:
Monday November 24, 2008

Memories

I lived at the Willing's Campground back in 1981-with my daughter whom was one year old at the time (Jenny). Both Don and Ellen were like family to us-and treated us very well. I so enjoyed sitting by the water over at their place and visiting. I haven't been to see them in many years-Jenny is now 28-but I always had fond memories, and Ellen was always so kind, and graceous!