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The Ellsworth Funeral Home in Madison and the Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard are pleased to announce that Alex Nurnberg, a licensed funeral director, has joined their staff. He will be working with Bob Ellsworth and Terry Lee to serve families in the Lake and Miner County area. Alex and his family reside above the Ellsworth Funeral Home.

Alex is a native of Watertown, SD, the son of Russ and Paula (McBrayer) Nurnberg of Watertown and the grandson of Elma Nurnberg of Forestburg and Bonnie McBrayer of Ethan. He graduated from Watertown High School. Following high school he attended the University of South Dakota before graduating from Mortuary School at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA. He served his internship at Furness Funeral Home in Clark and has worked at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown since January of 2016. Alex married Brooke Donahue, the daughter of Mike Donahue and Sara Clarke. Brooke is a certified dental assistant and the granddaughter of Dave and Wanda Clarke of Howard and Ardell and Bev Donahue of Fedora. They have two children, Millie and Jaxon. Alex is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys whitetail deer hunting. He is a lifelong fan of the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Twins, and the North Carolina Tar Heels. The couple looks forward to getting involved in both communities and will be attending St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Madison.

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Terry Lee

Funeral Director and Manager

Tel: 605-772-4681


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