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In Memory of Ellen Elaine Drost


May 5, 1932 - June 12, 2018

May 5, 1932 - June 12, 2018

Ellen Elaine Drost Age 86, of Sarona, WI died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at her home where she loved to be. She was born on May 5, 1932 in Rice Lake, WI to Edward and Agnes (Borofka) Nelson.

Ellen graduated from the Rice Lake High School in 1950. She was married to Gerald “Pee Wee” Drost in May 1954. They dairy farmed in Oak Grove Township until 1982 and later was divorced. She enjoyed milking cows, riding horses and taking care of everyone’s dogs and cats. Ellen loved being with her little dog, Gracie.

She is survived by 4 daughters, Sandy (Frank) Kodesh of Rice Lake, Cindy (Leon) Ekblad of Sarona, Sharon (Bob) Hultman of Sarona and Gail (Mark) Peterson of Eau Claire, WI; 2 sons, Mark (Nancy) Drost of Cameron and Brad (Steph) Drost of Rice Lake; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pat Drost of Rice Lake; 3 brothers-in-law, Leo Olmstead of Nebraska, Del (Barb) Drost of Rice Lake and Gene Cherney of Rice Lake; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Agnes Nelson; a sister, Marilyn Cherney.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Rice Lake Moose Lodge from Noon-3PM. Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Thank you Lord for the precious gift of Ellen. She was a true blessing to everyone that knew her. Lord you gave us a beautiful person inside and out, but you took away an angel so she can watch over us.

Last Update: Dec 16, 2018 5:45 pm CST

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