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Leonard Ellinger

Leonard E. Ellinger

Wednesday, October 30th, 1940 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Leonard E. Ellinger, 80, of Back Maitland Rd, Lewistown, caught a flight home on the wings of his guardian angel on Wednesday November 11, 2020 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.
Born October 30, 1940 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Lee O. and Edith (Filson) Ellinger.
Leonard is survived by his loving wife: Arlene (Soles) Ellinger, whom he married on December 22, 1962; Children: Rodney Lee Ellinger, of Maitland, Sheila Louise Salyer, of North Carolina, and Brett James Ellinger and wife Becky, of Maitland; Grandchildren, Caitlin Ellinger, Logan Ellinger, John Ellinger, Dalton Salyer, Micah Ellinger, and Jacob Ellinger; and Great-Grandchildren, Audrianna Davaul, and Isabella Ellinger.
Upon graduation from Chief Logan High School in 1958, Leonard Began his 53-year milk hauling career with his father. He was a hauler for Dairylea Coop, Beaver Springs; Beaver Meadow Creamery, Dubois; Pearce Milk Co., State College; and Central PA Milk Marketing, Reedsville. For many years, Leonard was well known for selling wood bark mulch and firewood. He was also a night watchman at Valley View Haven, Belleville.
Leonard was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and enjoyed snowmobiling. Leonard also enjoyed camping and traveling with his wife and family. He visited 50 states, Canada, and South Africa. He liked collecting tractors and antique farm equipment. Leonard was a member of St. John’s Black Oak Ridge Church, McClure; The Nittany Antique Machinery Association; and a Life Member of the NRA.
Services are under the care of The King-Barr Funeral Home LLC & Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown and will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Leonard’s memory are respectfully encouraged to: Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Dr, Lewistown PA 17044.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.kingbarrfuneralhome.com
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Carole Miller

Posted at 07:45am
Leonard was a WONDERFUL friend. We enjoyed many outings and fun times with Leonard & Arlene. He was our "go to" person when we needed advice, or help with anything mechanical, etc. He always came up with an answer. He was not only smart, but very wise. He was always up for a good gag and could keep a straight face while he "nailed "you. Leonard, we are going to miss you immensely. There is now a big hole in our lives. But heaven has gained a gem. Arlene, Shelia, Bret, Rod, and families - you are in our prayers. We love you.

Ed & Carole
CA

Chief Logan Alumni

Posted at 09:39pm
WE, the Chief Logan High School Alumni, offer our condolences to the family of Len.
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