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Elvis Merlyn Kellenberger, 91, passed away in his sleep surrounded by loved ones on October 4, 2020. Elvis was born July 21, 1929 to Nathan and Minnie Kellenberger and resided in Elgin, IL his entire life. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1947. He married Gail Helen Creed on July 2, 1949. They were married for 43 years until her passing in 1992. He married Marilyn Graf Kellenberger on March 13, 1994. Elvis was an electrician with IBEW Local 117. He retired in 1992 after 40 years of faithful service. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, woodworking and gardening. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was also an avid White Sox and Bulls fan. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Elgin. Elvis is survived by his second wife, Marilyn, his son, Marc (Richard Tollefson), his daughters, Mary (Bob) Heintz, Melinda Leman (Tom Thode) , Margie (Brian) Johnson, Melissa (Rick) Genz, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Robert and Keith, and four sisters, Barb, Lorraine, Donna and Kathy. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gail, a daughter, Melody, a grandson, Jacob, his parents, four brothers, Eugene, Glen, Gerald and James, and three sisters, Verona, Joyce, and Janice. A private service will be held for the immediate family at the Apostolic Christian Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Elgin. A public drive by visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Apostolic Christian Church, Elgin from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. For information, call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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Published in Daily Herald on Oct. 6, 2020.
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October 7, 2020
Elvis and Gail's blessings were their children,and lots of love was shown to all. Thoughts and prayers. God bless, Dick and Jeri Genz
Dick and Jeri Genz
October 6, 2020
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October 6, 2020
Uncle Elvis was such a kind hearted man, as a kid growing up I remember his smile and laughter. My deepest sympathy to you all. Candi
October 6, 2020
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John Peters
October 6, 2020
Elvis was a beloved cousin who will always be remembered for his ready smile and his fun loving ways. He had a wonderful first and second wives and family! RIP my dear cousin!
Stan Kellenberger
October 6, 2020
He was a wonderful 1st cousin. Always had a smile on his face! Love his precious family and am praying for all of you. Hold on to the great memories you made with your precious father!
Carolyn Haas
October 6, 2020
One of my forever friends Melinda, I know your heart is broken and I wish I could say something to help... Keep your Father's memories alive in your heart and is soul will be. I'm so sorry for your loss prayers and strength to you and all your family at this time
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