James M. "Mitch" Ellis Jr., 49, of Hecker, IL, died October 11, 2019, in St. Louis, MO. He was born September 20, 1970, in St. Louis, MO.
He is survived by his wife Nicole L. Ellis (nee Johnston); children Ethan Ellis, Emma Ellis, Melissa Ellis, Courtney Ellis, & Luke Ellis; parents James M. "Mitch", Sr. & Mary (nee Geerling) Ellis; grandmother Shirley Geerling; brother William "Bill" Ellis; mother-in-law Mary Johnston; sister-in-law & brother-in-law Michelle & Gary Kohler; nieces and nephews Sam, Ben, & Gracie Kohler; aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Henry Geerling & William Davis; grandmother Laura (nee Davis) Ellis; and father-in-law Charles Johnston.
Mitch was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church PCA - Waterloo, a St. Louis County Police officer, US Marine Veteran, and volunteered with Boy Scouts of America.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Concord Presbyterian Church PCA, Backstoppers, or Waterloo VFW
2 PM to 6 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Monday, October 21, 2019 at Concord Presbyterian Church PCA in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Andrew Cheatham officiating