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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Eleanor "Ellie" Fay Heller
October 25, 1945 - January 2, 2020

Place of Birth: Elgin, ND
Residence: Williston, ND
Age: 74

On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, Eleanor “Ellie” Fay Heller, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed away at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the age of 74.

Ellie was born on October 25th, 1945 to Joseph and Anne (Senn) Hirsch in Elgin, North Dakota.

Ellie spent her childhood years in Mott, North Dakota where she graduated from High School. She then moved on to the east coast where she was a secretary for the SEC in Washington, DC. After some time, she moved to Williston North Dakota and was married to David Ludwick until his death in November of 1983.

Ellie worked at the Missouri Club in Williston, North Dakota and at the State Line Club in Bainville, Montana and that is where she met her husband, Ronald Heller. They married in 1985.

Later in life, she worked as the head cook at St Joseph’s School, and loved that job very much. Being around all of those children and being able to provide them with delicious meals was very rewarding to her.

Ellie loved baking and cooking and was darn good at it. She was always happy to feed a crowd. She especially enjoyed baking huge batches of cookies with Martha Heller and Clark Jorgenson and giving them out to the community at Christmas time. Ellie’s cinnamon rolls were exceptional and enjoyed by many.

Ellie and Ron loved traveling. Her very favorite was their yearly trip to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas which she and Ron attended for 33 consecutive years.

Ellie is survived by her husband, Ron of Williston, ND; brother, Jim (Ceal) Hirsch of Mandan, ND; children, Kim (Mike) Brooks of Merlin, OR, Brenda (Derek) Zubich of Minneapolis, MN, Scott (Melissa) Heller of Williston, ND, Shelene Heller of Everett, WA, Steven Heller of Lake Stevens, WA, David (Julie) Phillips of Farmington, NM, John (Tamee) Ludwick of Dickinson, ND and Brandt Ellis of NC. Also surviving are many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anne Hirsch and her former husband, David Ludwick.

Memorial Contribution
Memorials in honor of Ellie may be made to Upper Missouri Valley Ministries, 12601 58th Street, Epping, ND 58843.

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Val (Gorder) Trumpower
Jan 2, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Ellie's passing. She was always so much fun to visit with and she will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Patti Langsdorf Ledin (Prior Lake, MN)
Jan 3, 2020
I will miss Ellie and her hospitality. She and Ron made a person feel so at home when you visited. She was a kind, generous woman with a wonderful sense of humour and a great laugh. God bless Ellie.
Debby Muscha (Williston, ND)
Jan 3, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Ellie’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers.
Leonard and Dory Harstad (Mesa, AZ)
Jan 4, 2020
Sorry to hear of Ellie passing, You are in your thoughts Ron, through these difficult times.
Mary Ann Foss
Jan 4, 2020
Eleanor was a great lady and friend. We were classmates at Mott Lincoln High School. She will be missed by many.
Dave McAdoo (Bismarck, ND)
Jan 5, 2020
Linda and I send our sympathy to you and your family on the death of Ellie. She was great wife and partner for you. Find comfort in the memories as you celebrate her life. Thoughts and prayers
Dave and Linda McAdoo
Jim and Linda Irgens (Horseshoe Bay, Texas)
Jan 5, 2020
Ron so sorry to hear of Ellie’s passing she will be missed by all family and friends. Our hearts and prayers go out to all.
Wendy Johnson (Williston , ND)
Jan 5, 2020
Ronnie & family,
My heartfelt prayers for peace for all of you at Ellie's passing.
Melody Zimmerman (Dickinson , Nd)
Jan 5, 2020
So sorry to hear about Eleanor. Such a special lady -she will be missed. God be with each of you.
Marcus Forthun (Brownsville, TX)
Jan 5, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sherry Rodvold (Epping, Nd)
Jan 6, 2020
My deepest sympathy, I have so many fond memories. Hugs to you Brenda, remember the beauty shop days?
Julie and David Phillips (Kirtland, NM)
Jan 6, 2020
Ron, Kim, Brenda and all the rest of family, our love and prayers are with all you. We love Ellie very much she was a loving and caring person, we will all miss her. We'll always keep in touch with you. And Ellie may you rest in peace, your a amazing lady, we love you always and forever. And this year Ellie you and our Davey will share your birthday's together! Love you
Bruce and Joy Anderson (Williston, ND)
Jan 7, 2020
Dear Ron,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time. May Ellie rest In peace.
Darlene Slingsby (Williston, ND)
Jan 7, 2020
Dear Ron and families,
I am sorry to hear of Ellie's passing as she was a wonderful friend and person to know. She will be greatly missed by me. You have my deepest sympathy.
Lois & Lanny (Grand Forks , ND)
Jan 8, 2020
To my brother Ron & his family-- we are so very sorry that Ellie is gone. We dread walking into your house & not having Ellie make coffe & serve pie or brownies with it! We treasure our card-playing times in Arizona ( so much fun). Ellie will truly be missed. . .
Wendy and OB Gunderson (Gold Canyon, Az)
Jan 8, 2020
Our condolences to Ron and families. She was a grand lady, always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by so many. God be with you through this trying time. Remember the happy memories and all the love she gave each and all. With sincere sympathy, OB and Wendy
Charlie & Roxie" Knutson" Kline (Yuma, Arizona)
Jan 8, 2020
Ron & family,
We are so sorry to hear about Ellie,s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers,

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