Nathan J. Ellenbolt

October 30, 2021


Nathan J Ellenbolt

 Nathan J. Ellenbolt, age 30 of Blue River, passed away on Saturday October 30, 2021 in Blue River after a difficult, but hard-fought battle with Addison’s Disease.  He was born February 1, 1991 in Boscobel, Wisconsin.  The son of Leo and Mary (Gratz) Ellenbolt.  

 He is survived by his parents, Leo and Mary Ellenbolt of Blue River; his sister, Alea Henning, and her daughters Azella and Berkley. His Maternal Grandmother; Betty Gratz of Darlington. Paternal Grandparents; Ray and Jean Ellenbolt of Plain Wisconsin.  He is further survived by his uncles Joel, Dennis, Shawn (Michele), Neil and Dean Gratz and his aunts Jan Clark, Mary (Kevin) Jahnke, Theresa (Tom) Behrendt, Carmen (Mike Ruedinger), and his cousins:  Jen (Greg) Griffin, Joe, Dylan and Devin Gratz, Liz (Mike) Gilman, Jessica (Jovenal) D’haiti, Jacob, Tyler (Kailyn)  & Kieran Jahnke, Christine Behrendt and Grace & Aidan Ruedinger.   He is also survived by great uncles and aunts and many other extended family members.  Nathan was preceded by his Grandpa Joel Gratz Sr.

 Nathan lived in Blue River for most of his life.  At the age of 18, Nate joined the Blue River Fire Department.   He enjoyed his time on the Fire Department and helping the EMT’s on occasional calls until he left the village for employment opportunities with the Local 139.  Nate was a member of the Local 139 Operating Engineers and worked in the Milwaukee & Waukesha area until his illness just became too much to bear and he wanted to leave the city and be back home. 

 Nathan loved driving big equipment and there wasn’t anything he wasn’t able to get up into and start driving.    He enjoyed going to Grandpa Joel’s farm and riding the tractors; but was too young to drive . Nate was 11 years old when he lost Grandpa Joel, but his Grandpa would have been proud of the young man Nathan became.   He also enjoyed hunting with his dad, Grandpa Ray and Great-Uncle Wayne Mindham.    Nate truly enjoyed those days when he could sit around the table at Wayne and Caroline’s eating chili and talking about getting the “big one”.

 Nathan will be forever missed by his parents Leo and Mary and so many others that knew and loved him.   Funeral Services will be held on Thursday November 4, 2021 at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel.  Father Christian Valenzuela officiating . Burial at later date.  Online condolences can be sent to

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Boscobel,, Wisconsin 53805

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