Funeral services for Mrs. Delores Ellenwood Sebastian, 77, of Spencer, will be held Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service.
Interment will take place at Meadow Township Cemetery in rural Langdon.
Mrs. Sebastian passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.
Delores Ellenwood Sebastian, the daughter of Jessie and Frances (Yost) Faulkender, was born May 13, 1933, in Spencer Her childhood years were spent in the Spencer area, where she received her early education in country schools and later Spencer High School.
Dee married James Benjamin Ellenwood July 1, 1950, at Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage, they made their home in Spencer. Dee worked at the Maidrite, Super Valu and Superior. James passed away Aug. 30, 1978.
On June 29, 1985, Dee married Merrill Sebastian in Spencer. Merrill and Dee worked side by side doing yard work, snow blowing and crafting. They also enjoyed volunteering at the Spencer Community Theatre and working on the Smokey Mountain Railroad at the fairgrounds. She was an active member of the Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer, where she was instrumental in starting church fellowship luncheons. She also had an interest in children and youth activities and donated play equipment at the church's Country Chapel in Ruthven. In her spare time, Dee enjoyed cooking, gardening and fishing. Most of all, Dee loved spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Ellenwood; her daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Ellenwood, and one brother, Marvin Faulkender.
Dee is survived by her husband, Merrill Sebastian, of Spencer; her children: Steven (Cindy) Ellenwood, David Ellenwood, Nancy (Glenn) Twombley, all of Spencer; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-children: Bryan (Shantell) Sebastian, of Spencer, Rodney (Lori) Sebastian, of St. Paul, Minn., Kevin (Melissa) Sebastian, of Everly, and Jackie Moss, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Ruth King, of Elmore, Minn.; two brothers: Bob (Sharon) Faulkender, of Spencer, and Roger (Carol) Faulkender, of Iowa City; sister-in-law, Ardelle Faulkender, of Spencer; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.