Victor Dennis Ellefson

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June 23, 1946 – April 5, 2014.

Victor Dennis Ellefson, 67, of Faith passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Dennis was born June 23, 1946 to Vic and Nonabelle Ellefson of Marcus. He spent the early part of his life on the family ranch at Marcus. He attended Barrada Country School and then Faith High School, graduating in 1964. He married Wanda Tomek of Chelsea. He began his career with Natural Resources Conservation Service in 1987 and retired last year. Dennis battled major health issues all his life. He was a long time patient at the Eagle Butte Dialysis Unit beginning in September, 1996. The past year he resided on the Tomek family farm near Chelsea and was a dialysis patient at Avera St. Luke’s of Aberdeen. He had received a kidney transplant from his sister in 2006 but it was rejected after only 10 months. Dennis is survived by his wife Wanda; his sister Annelle (George) Afdahl of Faith; many nieces, nephews and cousins including Adele Enright; and his mother-in-law, Margaret Tomek. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; one brother, John Ellefson of Faith; one sister, Marlene Ellefson Backhaus of Manly, IA; and his father-in-law, Gerald Tomek of Chelsea.
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