Todd D. Ellefson, age 49, of Apple Valley, MN (formerly of Rochester) died unexpectedly at his home on February 28, 2018.
Todd was born June 1, 1968 in Rochester, Minnesota the son of David and Charlotte (Brown) Ellefson. He was baptized and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Rochester. Todd was a 1986 graduate of Mayo High School. He earned a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Mankato State University. Todd then worked in southern Maryland and Washington D. C. for 13 years. He returned to Minnesota and was currently employed at the United States Postal Service Technology Center in Eagan as a Computer Systems Analyst Programmer since 2007.
Todd will be remembered as a loving son and brother. He enjoyed golfing, cooking and followed MN sports teams. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley.
He is survived by his parents, David and Charlotte Ellefson of Rochester; brother, Scott Ellefson of Urbandale, Iowa; aunts and uncle, Gary and Barbara Karau of Rochester, Joan Brown of Rochester and several cousins. He will be missed by many friends and coworkers.
He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, maternal and paternal grandparents, aunt and uncle.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 512 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be held in First Presbyterian Church Columbarium.
Memorials are preferred to First Presbyterian Church, Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth or donor's choice.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901
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Dave and Char, What a rough 6 months for you folks. My heart goes out to you again. I'm sorry for you to have to carry your current burdens. Duke
Todd was a programmer on a project I worked on at USPS. He was a very intelligent, kind, warm human being. And he had a great sense of humor. Rest In Peace, gentle soul.
Dave,Char and family. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. It is never easy to lose a child, he will always be in your lives. God be with you at this time and always. Rollie and Bernie Ogroske.
You left us six days back, still my mind refuses to accept the fact that you were no more.
You are such a nice person, who always helped and shared your knowledge with co-workers. Physically you may not be with us, but you will be in our memories and thoughts forever!!
Uncle David, Auntie Char, and Scott,
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express the magnitude of shock and grief we are all feeling. I have great childhood memories of all the cousins getting together for family events over the years. May God wrap his arms around our family and bring comfort in the knowledge that Todd is in heaven. R.I.P cousin until we meet again.
All my love,
Uncle Dave, Aunt Char and Scott,
I know there are not any words to take away the pain you are feeling. Although much too soon, I am taking comfort in knowing that he is in heaven where we will all unite again one day. Todd was a great cousin and I have so many great memories growing up with all our cousins in Rochester and of Todd being an Usher with Dan on my wedding day. I'm sorry I cannot make it back to be with you, but I will see you next month.
I am deeply saddened that we will not have Todd around us anymore. He was a very kind person who was always willing to give his time and knowledge to help us. I will miss his warmth smile and voice. He will be always in our hearts and memories.
We never met Todd, but feel like we know him through you. The tributes from his co-workers and friends are heartfelt statements of love for an awesome person. We will be thinking of you during the visitation and funeral and wish we could be there with all of your friends and relatives to offer support. Ron and Barb
The picture of Todd is him completely! That wonderful smile was always ready to share! We will miss him and I know how devasted you are. He was so much a part of your lives, and you in his. In time, those treasured memories will be a comfort, but right now it hurts so much. So thankful that we all BELIEVE and know that he is in heaven and that he believed and lived his life as a true Christian. He was a wonderful son, brother and young man! Love, Tom and Ginny (2nd cousin)
My heart was broken and my mind refused to accept that Todd passed away. My sincere condolences goes to parents, brother, all family members. I will remember Todd as reliable friend, wonderful coworker and very good kind man. He will be in my heart always. I will miss him very much.
Dave , Char , and Scott We share your loss and feel for you. Todd was a
caring loving special young man, and we have always been so proud to call
him our nephew. Love , Aunt Barb & Uncle Gary
Sorry, to see all the neighborhood attention Wednesday morning. Miss you neighbor, and walking with you! Reality is setting in for me.
Todd, I cannot believe you are no longer with us. The office won't be the same without you. You will live on in our memories forever.
There are no goodbyes for me. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
I work USPS with Todd but not in the same group. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He will be missed at work. I found his sense of humor a joy that would make us laugh. What a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.
I was deeply sadden to hear of Todd's passing. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to your family. Todd was a wonderful and kind person. I never met him personally, but we worked together by phone and computer. I found him to be very smart, patient in teaching me things I didn't understand, but the thing I will miss the most was his good sense of humor. Our daily WebEx meetings will not be the same without hearing his voice. There can be nothing harder than losing one's child, no matter their age, as we always expect to out live them. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope that it will lift the heaviness your hearts are feeling at this difficult time to know that so many of his coworkers thought so highly of him. He will be greatly missed.
My condolences to the Ellefson family. He was a humble person and easy to get along with. I enjoyed talking sports with him. Thoughts and Prayers for you all thru this difficult time. May he Rest in Peace.
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