Ellen Elliot Rosenthal, 88, of Drammen Township, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the American Lutheran Communities, in Mondovi.
She was born in Buffalo County of Sept. 5, 1930 to Frederick and Caroline (Eberhardt) Gross. She attended country schools in the area. She married David Erickson on May 13, 1953, in Pepin. The couple farmed in the Davis Valley and raised four children. David died on July 18, 1970. Ellen continued farming and raising her children. She also worked at Ashley Furniture, Huntsinger Farms, and as a nurse’s aide. She married Raymond Rosenthal on Feb. 26, 1994, in Buffalo City.
Ellen was a longtime member of Drammen Lutheran Church and enjoyed serving on the ladies aid and quilting group. She also liked to raise cattle, go to auctions, go deer hunting, go for walks in nature, and get together with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of almost 25 years, Ray Rosenthal; four children, John Erickson of Drammen Township, Mary Erickson Lisowski of Mondovi, James (Dianne) Erickson of Gilmanton, and Joel Erickson of Coleville, Calif.; stepson, Scott Rosenthal of Eau Claire; 10 grandchildren, Kelly (Jerome) Larson, Tamara (Victor) Voight, David (Holly) Erickson, April (John) Schneller, Peter Lisowski, Amanda (Steven) Heyer, Derek Erickson, John Fredericks, Jerry (Tovosse) Fredericks, and Jacob Erickson; 15 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Rosie (Marvin) Heller of Praag, Russell Gross of Milwaukee, and Alice (DuWayne) Bach of Oak Creek; sister-in-law, Beverly (Richard) Brion of Mondovi; many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Erickson; two grandchildren, Todd Smith and Angie Fredericks; parents, Fred and Caroline Gross; three siblings, Angeline Heller, Wilma Westberg, and Virginia Heller; parents-in-law, Joseph and Gena Rosenthal; six siblings-in-law, Bernard, Arlene, Elaine, Lois, Wilma, and Lila.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Drammen Lutheran Church with Michael Isaacson officiating. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home, Mondovi, and at the church on Sunday for one hour prior to the servic. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be shared at www.kjentvet-smithfuneralhome.com.