Joseph Edward “Joe” Ellenberg, 74, of Kamiah, Idaho, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.
He was born in Rush, to Millard and Mabel Ellenberg. He was married to C. Louise Nichols.
He joined the military at the age of 17 and served two years at the Nevada test site.
Joe is survived by brothers and sisters Roy Ellenberg, Bob (Ann) Ellenberg, Carolyn (Junior) Poling, Helen (Teddy) Thornberry and Harold (Carolyn) Ellenberg; and another sister-in-law, Donna Ellenberg.
He and Louise had five children, Clara Ellenberg, Barbara McFeron, Billy Ellenberg, Bonnie Roll and Mabel Hanson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Mabel; two sisters, Vivian Ellenberg and Bessie Alice Hall; and his brother, Verlin “Ray” Ellenberg.
He loved horse packing, hunting, farming, mechanics and his grandchildren.
His ashes were spread near his favorite hunting ground at Selway Falls, Idaho, on April 13, 2013.