Chesterton resident Dennis H. Ellis passed away Thursday, July 15, at the
VNA Hospice in Valparaiso surrounded by his loving family. He was 62.
Dennis worked as a steelworker for U.S. Steel and was a member of the United
Steelworker Union 1014. He was very involved in service work for many years
at the 5th Street Club in Wheeler and was a Freebird motorcycle member.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Ellis of Chesterton; son David Ellis of
Hobart; stepson David (wife Melissa) Fite of Chesterton; daughter Susan
(husband Oliver) Ellis-Saller of Pachfurth, Austria; step-mother Evelyn
Ellis of Hobart; brother Mike (Effie) Ellis of Hobart; brother Terry (Cindy)
Ellis of Elkhart; sister Dottie (Mike) Rovner of Geneva, Ill.; and six
grandchildren Ashton, Sasha, Kendall, Maddux, Henri and Edgar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Ellis and Catherine (nee
Spreng) Ellis; brother Patrick Ellis; and sister Laurie Miller.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Dennis was held Monday, July 19 at
noon at Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart. Visitation was
held Sunday, July 18. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse
Association, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, Ind., 46383 or the American
Cancer Society, 1551 E. 85th Ave., Merrillville, Ind., 46410. For more
information, call 219-942-2109 or online at reesfuneralhomes.com