Eldon Ray Nonnamaker East Lansing Eldon Ray Nonnamaker, 84, of East Lansing, MI and Honor, MI passed away November 12, 2012. He was born in Bluffton, OH on October 2, 1928. He was the son of the late Ray Ami Nonnamaker and Rhoda (Beagle) Nonnamaker. He was preceeded in death by his wife Ellen Elizabeth (Bishop) Nonnamaker. Eldon received his bachelor's degree in 1950 from Ohio Northern University, his master's degree in 1955 from Bowling Green State University and his PhD in higher education administration from Michigan State University in 1959. He served as an administrator and professor at Michigan State University from 1956 to 1992 serving as both Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor in the School of Education. Eldon also served in the U.S. Army. Dr. Nonnamaker is survived by his daughter, Rita Schripsema, and her husband, Jack of Jenison, MI; his son, Bill Nonnamaker, and his wife, Kathleen of Pewaukee, WI; and his son, John Nonnamaker, and his wife, Brigid of Hanover, MA. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 29, from 2-5 pm at the Kellogg Center, Lincoln Room, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions for the Eldon R. Nonnamaker Scholarship Fund, Allocation code: AF010813, University Scholarships & Fellowships, Michigan State University - Linton Hall 379 W. Circle Dr, Rm 110, East Lansing, MI 48824. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Dec. 26, 2012