Jerome Ellinger, 76

Jerome "Scott" Ellinger, 76, of Wabash, died at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

He was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Ohio City, Ohio, to Walter Homer and Gladys Fern (Secauer) Ellinger.

Scott was a 1959 graduate of Ohio City Liberty High School and received his associates degree from Ivy Tech.  He married Jaralee "Jeri" Magsamen in Decatur, on Sept. 3, 1961.  He worked 25 years at General Electric in Decatur, retired from the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he was a respiratory therapist, and after his retirement, Scott worked at the Coastal Sleep Lab in South Carolina.  Scott was a member of the Wabash Church of Christ, and a former member of the North Adams Church of Christ in Decatur.  He was an avid guitar player and singer, and had his own bands called Country Gents and The Rogues.  He also was an avid coin collector and enjoyed fishing. 

He is survived by his wife, Jaralee "Jeri" Ellinger of Wabash; four sons, Gregory (Elaina) Ellinger of Roann, Douglas (Sherri Daino) Ellinger of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Matthew (Elizabeth) Ellinger of San Antonio, Texas, and Neil (Stephanie) Ellinger of Spencerville; 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Steven Ellinger.

Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at the North Adams Church of Christ, 630 Cleveland Street, Decatur, with Jim Vogleweed officiating.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.

Preferred memorial is North Adams Church of Christ Mission Fund.

The memorial guest book for Scott may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Oct 10