Obituary of Ellsworth L. Malchow
Ellsworth Leroy Malchow, 90, of Vinemont, Alabama formerly of Francesville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at his residence in Alabama. He was born on August 21, 1930 in Winamac, Indiana to Kenneth and Sylvia B. Markley Malchow and was previously married to Nona Malchow-Orr who preceded him in death.
Leroy graduated from Francesville High School in 1948. He served in the United States Air Force as a flight mechanic during the Korean War. He was the Postmaster in Francesville and Winamac for 25 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0228.
Along with his postal duties, Leroy farmed over 500 acres, raised livestock, built two homes, helped with the chickens, mowed lawns in Florida and Alabama, managed rental properties, worked at Bryans Mfg, IGA, Wilco, Publix, Malco Produce, Avon Car Wash and was a volunteer Aldi coin collector. In his spare time, Leroy volunteered with the Francesville Fall Festival Committee, Boy Scouts of America, and the Francesville Alumni.
Leroy enjoyed cooking, sharing his recipes with his customers, baking, (making special desserts for the grandchildren), gardening, playing cards, fishing, hunting (the one with his brother George a little eventful), and enjoying social events. Recently, he enjoyed spending time with the Hee Haw gang and the Cullman Senior Center.
Even though dad was busy, he still found time to take trips to visit his children, grandchildren and their families. We know he would say “Job well done” to his family and especially to his grandson, Eric, allowing him to leave this world in peace.
He is survived by:
Robert Malchow, Lafayette, IN Son
Rodney (Karen) Malchow, Cookeville, TN Son
Nona Hollenbaugh, Mooresville, NC Daughter
Gina Leman, Indianapolis, IN Daughter
17 Great Grandchildren
Phyllis Anliker Sister
Lynette (Larry) Miller Sister
Charles (Jackie) Malchow Brother
Evelyn Malchow Sister-in-law
Preceded in death by:
Kenneth and Sylvia B. Markley Malchow Parents
Jean Tagliaferri Sister
Mary Poisel Sister
George Malchow Brother
Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM EDT on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 AM until 1 PM EDT on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.
Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery Francesville, IN
The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services.
Contributions may be made to:
Hospice of Cullman County
PO Box 1108
Cullman, AL 35056–1108
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In Loving Memory
Thursday, August 5, 2021
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