Wayne C. Ellinger, 86, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was born June 21, 1933 in La Porte, Indiana to Clarence and Kathryn (Garwood) Ellinger.
Wayne was the owner of the Accurate Foam Company in La Porte. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in La Porte and served his country in the United States Army in Europe. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and was an avid hunter, fisherman and traveler.
On July 25, 1953 in LaPorte, Indiana Wayne C. married Joanne M. Bigham who preceded him in death on November 9, 2015. Surviving are his children, Bradley (Stammy) Ellinger, of La Porte, Cindy (Dennis) Kaplan of Granger, Indiana, Gary (Lori) Ellinger of Bath, Indiana, Indiana; four grandchildren, Erin Schwermer, Meagan, Emily and Addie Ellinger. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Ellinger.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. (C.S.T.) Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. (C.S.T.) Thursday, November 7, 2019 in the funeral home where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Pastor Ronald A. Brauer will officiate. Burial will follow in Door Village Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the La Porte County Animal Shelter, 2855 IN-2, La Porte, Indiana 46350.
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