Valborg Louise Kyllo Ellingson was born to Adolph and Hanna Kyllo in rural Kenyon, MN. on July 19, 1932. After her father’s death in 1936, the family moved into the city of Kenyon, where she attended grade and high school, graduating in 1950. Valborg attended and graduated from Augsburg College in 1954. From 1954 to 1957 she was a school librarian in Mora, MN., where she met Phillip Ellingson. On August 23, 1957, she married Phillip Ellingson at Hegre Lutheran Church in rural Kenyon where she had been baptized and confirmed.
After living in Minneapolis and Mounds View for 10 years, the family moved to Cambridge, MN where Phillip owned and operated Cambridge Iron Works for 20 years. She was involved in many church-related activities through Cambridge Lutheran Church including teaching Sunday School, volunteering at the Shalom Shoppe, ongoing member of a circle group and many other activities. Valborg also was an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching, wrote wonderful letters to family and friends, including a corny poem or two, and never met a stain she couldn’t get out. She was famous for her delicious paper-thin lefse and other Norwegian delicacies.
Valborg is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Phillip, sons Mark and Erik, sisters Doris Beaudoin and Audrey Smith Engler, daughter-in-law Audrey Ellingson, grandchildren Jonathan Ellingson and Brianne Rubbelke. Valborg is survived by sons Jon Ellingson of Titusville, Florida and Joel (Hanh) Ellingson of Shakopee, daughter Kay (Joseph) Rubbelke of St. Paul, Minn., daughter-in-law Joan Ellingson, grandchildren Stephen Ellingson, Elizabeth Sundberg, Amanda Ellingson, Alisa and Andrew Ellingson, Seth, Kylla, Corinne and Danika Rubbelke, and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Cambridge Lutheran Church, Augsburg College, Our Lady of Peace Hospice, St. Paul, or donor’s choice.
Memorial Service 11AM, Monday, June 20, 2022 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment in Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery.
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Cambridge Lutheran Church
621 Old North Main Street, Cambridge MN 55008
Our Lady of Peace Hospice
2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul MN 55104