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“Dear Marit I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Prayers from an old friend. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Vidoni (Trutna) - Peoria

“Noelle ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Carla Morse - Eden Prairie

“I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. But we all know that he is in a better place a place where he can watch over and protect all of you....Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Tia Dorschner - Richfield

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love you guys Marty and Shan ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Marty and Shantelle Kane Sartell

“My deepest condolences are with your entire family during this difficult time. I'm thinking of you... ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Ashley Schroeder - Charlotte

“Blake and family- My thoughts and prayers are with you. Julie Rohlff ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Julie Rohloff

“I am terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Mike ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Suomela - Richfield

“Elliotts My deepest sympathies for the loss of your father husband friend and family member. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Stacy Ahmann - Maple Grove

“Marit and Family Dave will be greatly missed. I'll miss him coming into Snyder's all the time. I'll miss his smiles. I will remember seeing him walk...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Deb Essler - Melrose

“Noelle & Blake and the entire Elliott Family may you all find peace knowing that Dave is no longer suffering. While he will be missed he has left a...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Sarah Lehnert - Minneapolis

“My deepest condolences to your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this tragic time. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Luke Zauhar - new Hope

“My deepest condolences to your family. Dylan ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dylan Johnson - Carlsbad

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Dave was a great man and will be missed. I will see you all soon. Dan ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Dan Kosel - Rensselaer

“Just to let U know that my family and I are keeping U'all in our prayers. Hang in there as Chico is smiling down on all with GOD and all the Angels...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Ann Beard - Melrose

“Blake ? I'm thinking about you and your family down here in the dirty...See you soon. Take care. Kevin. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Buth - Atlanta

“Dear Marit and familyOur thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Chico will be missed. He always wore a smile and his sense of humor went hand in...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Tom & Peg Herges - Scotland

“My heart is breaking for all of you. You have endured so much. Please know that our prayers are with you all and that David will be missed more than...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Julie - Melrose


David E. "Chico" Elliott, age 60 of Melrose died Saturday, January 7, 2006 of complications from cancer at his home in Melrose, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Kevin Born officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. There will be a family and friends sing-a-long at 7 p.m. followed by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard prayers at 8 p.m. Monday evening.

Dave Elliott was born March 26, 1945, in Willmar, Minnesota to Luverne and Hazel (Burchill) Elliott. He graduated from Kerkhoven High School and then joined the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Marit Roisum on August 4, 1973 in Kerkhoven, Minnesota. Dave was employed by Kraft Foods of Melrose and then owned and operated Melrose Body Shop. He was a dispatcher for the City of Melrose for 19 years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, the Melrose American Legion Post 101 and a volunteer fireman for the City of Melrose from 1978 to 1998, serving as Vice President from 1980 to 1987. Dave enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandson, William. He was an avid fan of the Melrose Dutchmen sporting events and theatre productions and the St. John's athletic teams, and he enjoyed watching NASCAR. After his son, Adam, was injured in a car accident in 2003, he lived with Adam at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell until Adam was able to return home in April of 2005.

Survivors include his parents, Luverne and Hazel Elliott of Willmar; wife, Marit of Melrose; his children, Karn Moening and her husband, Ryan of Melrose, Blake and his fianc+, Noelle Gunderson of Robbinsdale, Katie, a student at the College of St. Thomas and Adam, at home; grandson, William Moening; brother and sister, Derrol Elliott of Arizona and Dorothy Poverud and her husband, Vic of Willmar; brother-in-law, Lee Roisum and his wife, Carol of New York, New York; sister-in-law, Marlys Roisum of Willmar; and buddies, Pug and Lulu.

David was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis in 1979; sister-in-law, Carol Elliott on January 2, 2006; and brother-in-law, Dwain Roisum in 2001.Serving as casket bearers will be Keith Elliott, Kyle Elliott, Josh Poverud, Daryl Oja, Kevin Olmscheid and Russ Braegelman. Honorary bearers will be retired Melrose firemen.