Sheldon (Shelly) Ellig
December 15, 1927 ~ October 4, 2010
Sheldon (Shelly) L. Ellig, 82, Fargo passed away Monday, October 4 in Sanford Health, Fargo.
Shelly was born December 15, 1927 in Winthrop, MN to Richard and Elsie Ellig. Shelly grew up and attended school in Winthrop, MN where he excelled at Baseball and Basketball. After Shelly graduated from Winthrop High School, he received a business degree from the Minneapolis School of Business.
After graduation, Shelly worked for Mid-America Dairies in Winthrop/Fergus Falls for 25+ years and then purchased the Stop-N-Go stores from Mid-America Dairies in 1974. In addition, Shelly also purchased the Frank McKone Cigar Company. Shelly continued to own and operate several other businesses throughout his career.
Shelly was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish. He was very active with the Boy Scouts of America and his church council.
One of Shelly's main focuses was giving back to the community. He had a special place in his heart for the youth of the future.
Over the years, Shelly has donated to many community organizations. He has been a very active supporter of NDSU Bison and many non-profit organizations.
Shelly greatly appreciated the employees at all of his companies. Shelly's Stop-N-Go customers were always very important to him which was one of the main reasons that allowed him to donate back to his community.
Sheldon is survived by his children and grandchildren.
Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents, and his former wife.
In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center, 820 4th St N, Fargo ND 58102.