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Dan "Big Dan" Harland Ellifritz


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Dan "Big Dan" Harland Ellifritz

Dan "Big Dan" Harland Ellifritz, 77, of Rock Springs passed away June 28, 2016 at Deer Trail Assisted Living.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1937 in Ballard, Utah, the son of Alfred Hirum Ellifritz and Maggie May Greenhow.

Ellifritz attended school in Utah.  He married Carma Jeanne McCormick in Rangley, Colo. in 1957 and they later divorced in 1979. He worked in the oilfield as a wench truck driver and was also an owner and operator of a wench truck. 

His interests were panning for gold, helping others and loved to learn. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and camping. 

Survivors include one son, Danny Ellifritz of Williston, N.D.; two daughters, Sheri Roden and husband Harold and Sandi Morrison, all of Rock Springs; one sister, Berta Slaugh of Vernal, Utah; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ron Ellifritz. 

Cremation will take place and there will be no services at his request. 


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