Dennis Mark Ellison, 71, of Chase, was called home by the Lord on Saturday June 2, 2012, in Grand Rapids, Butterworth Hospital. Dennis was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Detroit, to Ted and Marguerite (Vick) Ellison.
Dennis served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961, with the 25th Infantry Division, 25th Medical Battalion, Co. B, 2nd Platoon at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He attended Highland Park Jr. College, Wayne State University and graduated from Eastern University with a B.S. in biology and general science, and M.A. in science education. He received two National Science Foundation grants from Michigan State (geology) and Carleton College (astronomy and geology).