Herb and Alina Ellis Memorial Fund & Owls for Owies
Father and daughter Herb and Alina Ellis both received their wings March 2nd, 2017 after complications from different forms of influenza. They also shared the same birthday ~ together always. Alina was able to donate her heart and kidneys to bring a new outlook on life to three individuals.
Owls for Owies - Ongoing fund collection
Alina's Hoot Nanny legacy will become a non-profit; continuing to bring a little bit of Hoot House joy to children in hospitals.
Donate to Owls for Owies here as part of the memorial fund.
You can also drop off or ship Beanie Boo Owls to the West Bend Library. (You can also ship them directly to the library from from any online retailer if you'd like.)
West Bend Community Memorial Library
Attn: Owls for Owies
630 Poplar Street
West Bend. WI 53095
One time donations for on-site Ellis memorials and/or other program needs will go to the following non-profits that Herb and Alina supported.
-West Bend Library
-Riveredge Nature Center
-Immanuel United Church of Christ
-Next Door Foundation
-Wanakia Wildlife and Rehabilitation and Education Center
-Door County Sled Dogs
-Washington County Humane Society
-Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA)
-Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
HERB was a retired HS English teacher and loved all things literary. He was often known as “Mr. Shakespeare.” Former student Steve Brault said "Mr. Ellis transformed himself and read with such passion and intensity. It really helped convey the message the author or poet was trying to send". You could find Herb at the West Bend Library at least once a week. He was an active member of Immanuel UCC.
ALINA ran an in-home nanny care business in West Bend, The Hoot House. You could find the Hoot Nanny and her owlets exploring the West Bend Library, Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), Riveredge Nature Center and many local businesses and parks in Washington County and southeast Wisconsin. She taught children about nature, exploring, animals, creativity, love and compassion. They would often bring books to donate to The Next Door Foundation where Alina used to volunteer.
Alina began “Owls for Owies” which delivered stuffed owls to children at a local hospital, teaching the Hoot House children about caring and compassion. Alina’s sister, Carine Krull will continue this program and grow Alina’s legacy. Donate Beanie Boo Owls or funds to help the program. Questions can be addressed to: [email protected]
-Please see the photos of Herb, Alina and their passions.