Ellen Gertrude Whitmer Larson Aarhus, a resident of Vallejo, California, passed away on March 7, 2018 at home following a long illness. She was 63 years old.

Ellen was born to George and Irmgard Whitmer on August 11, 1954 in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

One of three children, she and her siblings were what was affectionately known as Army brats in the day and they traveled to many places such as Germany, where her mother Irmgard hailed from. Eventually the family settled in the Vallejo area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George C. Whitmer and Irmgard Whitmer.

She is survived by her husband Jeff Aarhus, her son Carl Christopher and Famy Larson, her daughter Sarah Larson, all of Vallejo, California; and her brothers: George K. and Lisa Whitmer of Weed, California, and Wayne Whitmer, also of Vallejo, California.

Services are pending at this time.