A graveside service for Ellsworth Hengel, 87, of Lamberton, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Lamberton.

Ellsworth was born on January 10, 1935, in Lamberton, to Anton and Gertrude (Schmid) Hengel. He grew up on the family farm outside of Lamberton, which he eventually took over from his grandparents. Ellsworth worked the land around the farm, in addition to driving a milk truck for local farmers. He enjoyed driving, especially to Ruby’s Café in Springfield, where he often received free dessert. Ellsworth enjoyed visiting with people, telling stories, and Swisher Sweet Cigars. He moved from the trailer on the farm to Wabasso Heritage Apartments and then to Valley View Manor in 2019.

Ellsworth died on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Valley View Senior Living in Lamberton. He is survived by his brother Robert and niece Donna. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Luverne (and Keiko), and nieces Linda and Kathleen.