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Graveside service for Irvin Clark Ellsworth (1958-2020)

SALEM - Irvin Clark Ellsworth died on February 23, 2020 in Racine, Wisconsin.

Irvin Clark Ellsworth was born September 27, 1958 in Farmington, Maine, the youngest son of Carl and Jean Ellsworth. He spent his early days in Salem, Maine until the family moved to Eustis, Maine. Irvin was somewhat a wild child who always wanted to do whatever he wanted, and left home at the early age of 16. He went to the Boothbay area and graduated from High School.

After his graduation he followed his brother to northern, Maine and was married within a year. He and his wife Susan had a daughter Nina but the marriage did not last and he then moved to Florida and started his own business I.C.E (Irvin Clark Enterprises) He was known of roofing jobs and general carpentry and was proud of his success. While in Florida he had two more children, Angelique, and Michael. Due to some issues he and his children fled to Ohio and then to Wisconsin where he spent the rest of his life while continuing with his business.

Irvin was always proud of what he accomplished with his business and shared those thoughts regularly with his oldest brother, Perry. He would send pictures and call and want to talk about the projects that he had completed. Irvin was a hard worker who gave his customers the best product available at a reasonable price. Irvin worked hard and played hard. He was injured a couple of times while working and soon inherited the family issues of heart disease. He continued to work but eventually the heart issues caused him to retire early.

Irvin leaves behind his daughter Nina, in Arkansas; his daughter Angelique in Wisconsin; and his son Michael in Florida; five grandchildren, as well as his longtime companion Marian Monaghan in Wisconsin. Also, his brothers Perry and Frank, and sisters Barbara, Debbie, and Elizabeth.
Irvin was predeceased by his parents, Carl, and Jean Ellsworth, his sister Sally Dunphy, and his Brother William Ellsworth.

A graveside service will be held at the family grave site in Salem, Maine at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. Due to the Covid Pandemic only Immediate family and others who are invited will be in attendance.

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  1. Irvin Ellsworth was a free spirit that is for sure, but he was in his heart a Godly and caring free spirit. I met and worked with Irvin in Ohio in the early 90's while he lived in Wellington. He was a bit brash and harsh with me when I first started working with the construction crews he was working with, but I watched this older man work and he could work. He was the hardest worker I have ever met in my life to date, and I wanted to be like him.... He had his flaws like we all do, but he taught me how to work and work hard. Because of him I went to college obtained 4 degrees and he also taught me a trade to fall back on. Irvin was a great man who did things many people may not know about. I am heartbroken to hear of his passing, but I understand God called him home, so he no longer has to use the vices to ease the pain. Irvin, I love you man and thank you for the work ethic you taught me. I feel like shit having to just put this on the web. I wish I would have known so I could be there when they laid you to rest. Much more, I wish I could have seen you one more time before you went to be with our Lord. Thank you my friend, had it not been for you I would have been in prison now, and I know a number of others would too. Thank you for loving us and teaching us kids how to be men and Carpenters. I Love you Brother miss you and will see you again one day. I am here for your kids as you asked, if they need me or need anything. Love and miss you Irvin... Nina, Michael, Angelique I know you all are grown and doing your own thing but if you ever want to hear some good fun stories about your Dad let me know. He loved all of you and talked about you all so much it made me wonder, but now I understand being a father myself. He often wondered if he was doing the right thing by all of you that worried him often, but everything he tried he tried for all of you and always worried it wasn't enough or good enough back when I worked with him.

    Glen Moore

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