Wesley Boyd Ellenwood

Ellenwood, Wesley Boyd of Saint Paul, Minnesota passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 25, 2021 at the age of 69. He was born on March 21, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wesley graduated from Centennial High School in 1970, earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and his M.F.A. from Syracuse University. Wesley's passion in life was film & photography. He wrote, produced, directed, and edited a full length narrative feature film titled "No Blood Of Mine." He also produced several other film projects and was just finishing up the 4th edit for his latest work, "The Millers & The Saints," when he passed. He paid the bills as a professor of filmmaking at Augsburg University. Prior to his employment at Augsburg, he owned a production company and several of his projects won local (ITVA) and national awards (Telly). For much of the 1980s, he was an adjunct professor teaching film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Wesley is survived by his "idiot" brothers, Russell "pan" (Cindy) Ellenwood and Steven "tilt" (Ruth) Ellenwood; nieces & nephews, Tanya Ellenwood, Kristin (John) Ochocki, Shana Funk, David (Erica) Ellenwood, Daniel (Sara) Ellenwood, and Diana Ellenwood; many grandnieces and grandnephews whom he loved dearly; and his closest companion & leading lady, his German Shepherd, Zoey. He is preceded in death by his parents Russell & Jereine (Newcomer) Ellenwood and his great grandniece, Jauzlynn Odvarka. Memorial service 11:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 22 at MUELLER- BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St @ Cty Rd B. Visitation from 10-11 AM Saturday at the funeral home. The service will be live streamed via the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Second Harvest Heartland, the Wounded Warrior Project or an organization of your choice. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550 muellerbies.com