Charlie Ellingson, 28, Died January 22, 1992 of pulmonary complications as a result of chemotherapy, in a Bismarck hospital.
Charles William Thomas Ellingson was born August 23, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Dr. F. Thomas and Yvonne (Larson) Ellingson. He moved with his family to Bismarck in 1967, and attended Highland Acres Elementary School, Hughes Junior High School, and Graduated from Bismarck High School in 1981. He played football, hockey, and golf, and was a member of the All State Football Team his junior and senior years. He was elected by his teammates as the defensive MVP his senior year. He attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the University of Salzberg, Salzberg, Austria where he worked at mastering the German language, and studied German history. He attended Norwich University in Vermont where he studied Russian language and literature, and later in Leningrad, U.S.S.R. where he was working toward his master's degree in Russian language. He was admitted to the University of North Dakota Law School where his intent was to study international law.
Charlie was diagnosed with cancer when he returned from Russia. He underwent surgery in Bismarck and at the University of Minnesota, and subsequent chemotherapy.
Charlie loved life, people, and loved children and would like memorials to go to the Ronald McDonald House in Bismarck.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. F. Thomas and Yvonne Ellingson,
Bismarck; one brother, Eric Ellingson, Bismarck, North Dakota; his fiancÚ, Mary McCardle,
Minneapolis; three uncles and two aunts, Dr. & Mrs. Abel R. Ellingson, Upland,
California, Dr. and Mrs. William Lyle Ellingson, Las Vegas, Nevada, and
Russell Hasselbring, Minneapolis; two great uncles and three great aunts, Bertha Johnson,
Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Stream, all of Minneapolis; and ten