Deceased Classmates & Guests

Ellen M. Crawford (Lohse)

Although Ellen attended UTHS (United Township High School) in East Moline during her high school years, she attended school in Moline before that.  She went to Coolidge Junior High School as part of the class that would graduate MHS in 1962.  She was selected to be on that school's "Sweet Sixteen" court her ninth grade year.

We just read of Ellen's passing.  Following is her obituary from the funeral home's web site.

Ellen M. Lohse, 74, of Hampton, passed away at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.  Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.  Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or American Cancer Society. 

Ellen was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, on September 19, 1944.  She was the daughter of George and Florence (Meehan) Crawford.  Ellen married John R. Lohse in Rockton, Illinois on June 30, 1962.  He preceded her in death on August 11, 2015. 

Ellen formerly attended Zion Lutheran Church in East Moline.  She left a legacy of strength, generosity and love of of family.   She was a positive person who always had a kind word and was constantly thinking of others.  Ellen was always up for a conversation, was a “social butterfly”, and enjoyed her time with her special luncheon friends.  She was a member of the Willow Spring’s Swim Club and the Viking Club. She was lovingly known as the Avon Lady for over forty years.

Ellen is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Blake) Davis, Port Byron, Laurie (Curt) Olson, Geneseo; grandsons, Kevin (Tia) Olson, Wentzville, MO, Chad (Heather) Olson, Moline, Zach (Cassey Leitschuh) Davis Pocahontas, IL, Lance (Kaci Christensen) Davis, Port Byron; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Olson, Addison Olson, Savannah Olson, and Jade Olson; and brother, Bob Crawford, Rockford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother Marian Crawford, and her husband.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the entire staff of Clarissa C. Cook, Genesis Hospice, and Unity Point Hospice for the love and care shown to Ellen.

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