Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather Adolf W. Elling, died Aug. 13, 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born on November 28, 1901 in Hannover, Germany, to Adolf C. and Minna F. Hoefer Elling. During his college days he joined the Corps Sleswig Holsatia and maintained a keen interest in this organization and its membership. He was proud of his fencing and hiking accomplishments. He was a partner with his brother in Astra Film, Inc., and produced films during a time when German Cinema was at its peak making such films as Die Zaubergeige (The Magic Flute) which was representative of his love of music and the arts. He was a High Priest and active in the LDS Church. He immigrated to America in 1955. In Salt Lake City, he manufactured aluminum doors and windows until his retirement at age 72. Some of his roots remained forever in his homeland and he visited there frequently with his family and friends.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ilse M. Rueter Elling, Salt Lake City; son, Dr. Karl A. Elling (Barbara), New York; daughter, Gabriele E. Hammond (Marvin), Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Vivien E. Elling, Michael Elling (Monica), Tracy Pease (Craig), Christine Walker (Bryan), Stephanie Prietz (Anders), Michelle Munch-Thore (Alex), Jason Hammond, Rebecca Black (William), Margaret Larsen (Jeff) and Marian Hale (Ron); 12 great-grandchildren; 13 step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon on Monday, August 19, 1996 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where friends may call on Monday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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