Kenneth Ellinger passed away Feb. 8 at Mesilla Valley Hospice. He was comforted by his daughter Coral and wife, Sunny, who were of great help to him during his illness. Kenneth was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Portage, Wis., to Harvey and Ollie Ellinger. He graduated from Adams Friendship High School and Madison Business College. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was a combat medic. After the war he was an iron worker superintendent, building bridges and freeways in California, Colorado and Wisconsin. He was well-liked by all of his co-workers. Ken was a hard worker, ready to take on new challenges. After retirement he studied technician math in San Diego, Calif. He was very helpful to his neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Ollie Ellinger, brothers, Ronald, Jerry, Keith and Phil and sisters, Noma Holm, Fae Butler and Darleen Zacharias. He is survived by his wife, Sunny, and daughter, Coral; brothers, Robert (Dawn) Ellinger, Glendae, Wis., Dale (Sue) Ellinger of Big Bend, Wis., Jack (Mary) Ellinger of Madison, Wis., Jim (Karen) Ellinger of Columbia City, Ind., and sisters Shirley Procknow and Carol (Rudy) Zacharias of Oxford, Wis.,and Joan (Myron) Byers of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and sisters-in-law Virginia Ellinger, Milwaukee, Wis.; Beverly Ellinger of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Elaine Ellinger of Lyndon Station, Wis., and brother-in-law Harold Holm of Adams, Wis. There will be no services.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 19, 2014