Adele Rose Eugenia Elletson

Adele Rose Eugenia (Vickstrom) Elletson of Havre, Mont., passed away most peacefully at her daughter’s home in Missoula, Mont., Friday, May 3, 2019.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 29, at First Lutheran Church in Havre, with a reception to follow.

Adele was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Fairview, Mont., to Scandinavian immigrants, Bert and Sara (Kilen) Vickstrom. She grew up on the family wheat farm near Sioux Pass and graduated from Fairview High School.

Shortly after high school, Adele obtained her teaching certificate and spent her early years as an educator teaching in country schools in Cartwright, N.D., and the surrounding area.

She married Robert “Bob” Elletson in 1949. Their June wedding was the first to be held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Pass that her father, Bert Vickstrom, had just finished constructing.

After their first child was born, the


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