Ellsworth Malchow

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 Grandchildren

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

 

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

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Friday
20
August

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Francesville
232 South Brooks St.
Francesville, Indiana, United States
219-567-9551
Friday
20
August

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Francesville
232 South Brooks St.
Francesville, Indiana, United States
219-567-9551

Burial

Roseland Cemetery
N/A
Francesville, Indiana, United States
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