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Sunday October 20th, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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James "Mitch" M. Ellis, Jr.

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

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I'm sorry I missed Mitch's funeral, I realized too late that it was yesterday. I have had many fond memories of Mitch, all the way to when he and I first met in junior high. Who would've thought that when I introduced the both of you all those years ago, you guys would eventually get married, then have a family! The last time I saw Mitch, it was just before he became a police officer. I'm glad to see he had a great career, doing his part for the community, and making a difference. To let you know a number of his friends growing up that also found this out late all had great things to say about him, and it gave us a chance to reminisce and know what he meant to us.

I miss you both greatly, and feel guilty for losing touch. When things settle down, I'd like to meet you and your family some day. My contact info is below. Prayers and love to you and your family, and take care.

James Sarino
314-288-7475 james.sarino@gmail.com

James Sarino Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Mitch was a high school classmate and teammate of mine at Francis Howell. He was the kindest, hardest working individuals Ive met in my life. My thoughts are with all of you.

Susan Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Mitch" Ellis, Jr.

Teresa Hauser, Admin. Asst. City Clerk's office City of Oct 21 2019 12:00 AM

We at Friedens United Church of Christ in Hecker have been remembering your family as you live through these challenging days. There are no words that will ease the pain. However, please know as a congregation we have had you in our thoughts and prayers during our Sunday morning worship services and daily as individuals.

Pastor Ivan Horn
Friedens UCC Pastor

Pastor Ivan Horn Oct 20 2019 12:00 AM

Mitch and Mary,
Our hearts broke when we heard about Mitch. Please know you both, Billy and Mitchs family are in our prayers as well as his family in Blue.
Thank you, Mitch for your service to this country and with StLCPD. R.I.P.
Much love, hugs and prayers,
Jane Beckmann (Kay Wilsons sister) and Brittney (Beckmann) Johnson, (my daughter).

Jane M Beckmann Oct 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Mitch" Ellis, Jr.

Ed Oct 19 2019 12:00 AM

A MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was ordered on October 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM


brian kohler Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

A BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent on October 17, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about your tragic and sudden loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences Pete and Jeanine Sattler

Expression of Sympathy Oct 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Designers Choice was sent on October 16, 2019

With our love and great respect for Officer Ellis, please accept our deepest condolences. Boy Scout Troop 323.

Expression of Sympathy Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

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