Ellen Zlomke

Funeral services for 87-year old Ellen Zlomke are Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Gordon, NE.

Burial will follow at the Gordon Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Grace Lutheran Church or Gordon Memorial Hospital Comfort Care.

Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.

Online condolences may be made at chamberlainchapel.com.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen De Ette (Sorgenson) Zlomke was born July 19, 1933, in Gordon and passed away September 27, 2020, at Gordon Memorial Hospital

Ellen was the only child of Thelma (Ballard) Sorgenson and Yance Elbert Sorgenson. She went through the Gordon School system and graduated high school in 1951. 

She married Floyd William Zlomke on May 25, 1952 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church and were happily married for 58 years.

Ellen and Floyd at first lived in a small house south of Gordon for a few years, then in the early 60’s moved to a farm on the west side of town where they raised their 6 children, Mary (Zlomke) Lein, Mark (Moira) Zlomke, Cathy (Kim) DeHart, Judy (Michael) Bowman, and twins Kraig (Yvonne) Zlomke and Kristy (Jean) Winter.

Ellen had a large garden that she and the children planted, weeded, and harvested. Floyd had the hard part; he kept the garden watered. Many good eats and many great memories came out of that garden. 

Ellen was very active with her church family. In her earlier years she would sing solos for different occasions, then as her children got older she helped the youth group with such things as Easter Sunday Breakfast. She especially enjoyed the Christmas Tea. She will be missed.

When Floyd retired from farming, they moved to town, living on 6th street. Ellen continued to live there after Floyd was placed in the nursing home, and after his passing on August 11, 2010.

Ellen will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren; Mary’s children; Wade, William and twins Melissa (Sommerville) and Kelissa Lein; Cathy’s children; Chris, Cody, Nick, Lindsay, Dusty Brown, Alicia DeHart, Judy’s children; Jeffrey, Matthew, Langdon Bowman, Kraig’s children; Rich, Bobby, Kristy’s child; Brooke Winter. Several great-grandchildren; Treavar, Koby, Joslin, Madyson, Reagan, Cyrus, Grant, Kolten, Gavin, Lane, Brynley, Keslee, Korbin, Graham and Benson. Ellen enjoyed the company and companionship of her grand and great-grandchildren.