March 20, 1953 ~ May 31, 2023
Resided in: West Fargo, ND
Alice Marie (Strouse) Ellingsberg, Age 70, died May 31st, 2023 at Sanford’s Fargo Hospice House after a brief battle with Acute Kidney Disease.
Alice was born on March 20, 1953, in Lisbon, ND to Lawrence H. (Bud) and Ruth E. (Johnson) Strouse of Cogswell, ND where she grew up on a dairy farm adjacent to the town. Alice graduated from Sargent Central High School in 1971 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Dakota State University in 1975. While attending NDSU, Alice met her future husband Glenn. Upon completing college, she was employed by the Moorhead School District until her retirement in 2015.
Alice married Glenn D. Ellingsberg on June 19, 1976, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cogswell, ND and made their home in West Fargo, ND.
Alice had a passion for genealogy which led her to be accepted into many hereditary societies. Alice served at the Chapter, State and National level in most of the Societies she joined. Highlights of her Hereditary Society involvement were: Honorary National President of the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars as well as State President; Past National Vice President of the Western Section, National Registrar and State Regent for the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists; Past Vice President General, National Chairman Lineage Research as well as State Regent for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She also belonged to the National Society Dames of the Court of Honor, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, National Society United States Daughters of 1812, The National Gavel Society and was a Life Promoter of the National Society Children of the American Colonists. One of Alice’s greatest accomplishments was to become a Certified Genealogist. Each of the Societies Alice joined benefited from her genealogical knowledge by her ability to help prospective members with their application papers. Alice was a member of the Red River Valley Genealogical Society and a past member of the Heritage Education Commission which sponsors a genealogical workshop each year. Alice was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Fargo.
During their early years of marriage, Alice and Glenn enjoyed traveling and showing Samoyeds at various Kennel Club Dog Shows across the United States and Canada. Later in life, they took in many rescue Samoyeds and one Blue Healer Cross.
Alice is survived by her husband, brother-in-law Donald (Beverly) Ellingsberg, sister-in-law Lois (Lee) DeMar, several cousins and her two dogs Luca and Matti. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents: Ernest and Alice (Carlblom) Johnson, and Harry L. and Lelia M. (Wood) Strouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to any animal rescue organization or to your favorite charity.