Sunday, February 10, 2008

Obituary: John H. Ellestad - Class of 1935

John H. Ellestad,
Magazine Editor, Dies

John Howard Ellestad, 46, New York City, and editor of House Beautiful magazine, and University of Wisconsin graduate, died Wednesday (May 3, 1965) in New York City after a long illness.

His mother, Mrs. Ellestad Fluck, for many years ran a student apartment building and rooming house at 126 Langdon st., the old Tenney mansion.

Mr. Ellestad attended Central High School and the University of Wisconsin, from which he received the bachelor's degree in 1938 and the master's degree in 1939. While in school, he won several awards for his paintings.

The current issue of House Beautiful carries an article by Mr. Ellestad about the architect Ero Saarinen.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Fluck, 1 Langdon st., and a brother, Robert, Pine Bluff.

New York services for Mr. Ellestad will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Frank Campbell funeral home.

Funeral services in Madison will be announced.

Note: The above was originally published in the Obituaries section of the Wisconsin State Journal on March 5, 1965. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families.

John H. Ellestad's class year is based on information in the 1935 Orange and Black yearbook, where his senior photo is included among those of the June graduates.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Obituary: David Gladstone - Class of 1966

ARIZONA - David Gladstone, age 30, died Saturday, October 21, 1978 in a small plane accident in California. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Herman Gladstone of Tuscon, Arizona. He is survived by two sisters, Lila at Madison and Shiela of Tuscon, one brother, Donn of California. Mr. Gladstone was formerly of Shorewood Hills in Madison and a graduate of West High School.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 24, 1978.

Note: David Gladstone was a member of the Madison Central-University High School Class of 1966, so there is an error in the obituary. When Madison Central-University High School closed in 1969, student records were transferred to Madison West High School; perhaps this is the basis for the error in reporting.

Obituary: Glen H. Jones - Class of 1966

VERONA - Glenn H. Jones, age 32, of 114 Paoli St., died on Tuesday, September 9, 1980. He was born on January 9, 1948 in Madison. He was a Truck Driver for Nagel-Hart Inc. for the past 14 years. Survivors include his wife the former Sandra Hammen; two daughters, Heather Lee and Stefanie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Jones of Madison; three borther, Verlin Delos and Raymond both of Madison, and Vertus of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Funeral services will be held at ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH, Verona at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12. The Reverend Robert Borgwardt will officiate. Burial is in Verona Cemetery. Frends may call from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 at the JOYCE-VERONA FUNERAL HOME, 118 N. Franklin St., Verona.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 11, 1980