C. Ellsworth Biesecker

September 10, 2016

C. Ellsworth Biesecker 97 of Frankfort died at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Community.  He was born on March 25, 1919 in Clinton County, IN to Lee & Kathryn Rebecca (Paris) Biesecker.  Ellsworth married Edna Grace Davison on June 16, 1940 in Frankfort.  Grace preceded him in death on May 4, 2015.  Ellsworth was a lifelong Farmer, spending his entire life residing in and serving Clinton County.  Member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church (Past Elder and Deacon), Vesta Masonic Lodge #136 in Jefferson (65 year member, Past Master), Clinton County Council (1963-1967), County Commissioner (1973-1992), Clinton Prairie School Board (1968-1972), Clinton Prairie School Building Corp Secretary (1959-1985), Clinton County Fair Board (1967-1972), Awarded Clinton County Citizen of the year in 1971, Prairie Farmer Master Farmer in 1969, Indiana State Commissioners Association President in 1985, Region 4 Planning Commission, Herpic Board at Purdue University, Host of the Indiana Farm Management Tour in 1965 and was awarded with being a Clinton County Gem in 2007.

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September, 14, 2016 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton Street, Frankfort. Friends may visit one hour prior to services at the church. Pastor Paul Copeland will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Ronna Lee Biesecker of Tucson, AZ, Janice Ann (Husband-Johnnie) Vaught of Greenwood, IN, 2 Sons: Gregory (Gerlinde) Biesecker of Boulder, CO, Thomas Biesecker of Akron, OH, 8 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Thelma Hufford of Kokomo, IN, 2 Half Sisters: Pat Storms of Rural Lafayette, Carol Marks of Winamac, IN, 1 Half Brother: Art Biesecker of Richmond, IN

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother: Margaret Biesecker, sister: Barbara Lane, 2 Brothers: Harold and Clyde Biesecker, half brother: Lee Biesecker and brothers in law: Glendene Hufford and Jack Lane.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “C. Ellsworth Biesecker”

  1. Angela Lane September 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Uncle Ellsy. You were a true inspiration. Such a loving Uncle, father and grandfather. You will be missed. I loved visiting and hearing you speak about our ancestry.

  2. Lois (Sutton) Rohdy September 12, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Ellsworth was, by far, the best boss anyone could have. I loved working in the office when he was on board. Thanks for the wonderful memories, Ellsworth. My sympathy to the family. He was one of a kind.

  3. Jenny Harris September 12, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Tom and family,

    So sorry for your sad loss. I did not know your Father well, but I only read and heard great things about him. I know he was a community leader and I am sure a wonderful Husband, father and grandpa. I am thankful he did not have to be without his sweetheart, Grace, to long. Think of your Dad and weep if need be, but most of all….. remember your precious memories, share those memories and smile and laugh and laugh often… it truly is good for the soul. Keeping you in prayer at this sad time. Take Care.

  4. Jim Bogan September 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Dear Ronna, Janice, Greg, and Tom and families, I was saddened to hear of Ellsworth’s passing. I remember him well and with respect from my days at Clinton Prairie High School. Please accept my sincere condolences. May God give you comfort in these trying times.

  5. Janet (Warren) Gish September 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Ronna, and Janice, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, my prayers will be with your family.

  6. Marlys September 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    To Jan, and your entire family, many prayers for you all during this difficult and sad time. May you find peace in many fond memories.

  7. Susan Lane September 19, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Ronna, Janice, Greg, and Tom,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Ellsworth. He was always such a calming influence.

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