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Joseph W. Ellinger

October 8, 1943 — November 24, 2020

Joseph W. Ellinger, 77 of Harrisville, died peacefully on November 24, 2020 at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville MI. Born October 8, 1943 to Joe and Lena (Burt) Ellinger in Harrisville, he was raised in Alcona County. Joe attended Alcona Community Schools graduating in 1961, and later attended Michigan Barber School. He worked at the Lincoln IGA for Sanford and Helen Josephson. Joe lived in the Traverse City area for most of his adult life working at various jobs including the Interlochen Music Academy and the Interlochen State Park. He married his wife Susan Ellinger (MacDougall) in 1974. Joe was a devoted Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fan. Joe is survived by his brothers Dennis and wife Nita, Paul and fiancée Colleen, Carl and wife Gail and Doug and wife Peggy Ellinger and many nieces and nephews. Joe was proceeded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Tanna Ellinger There will be a memorial service in the Spring. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph W. Ellinger, please visit our flower store.


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