John Allen Elmlinger, 66, of Monroeville passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at MetroHealth in Cleveland. He was born October 10, 1955, in Willard, Ohio to John and Theresa (Schoen) Elmlinger.
John married Donna Miller on July 29, 1978, at Reed Assumption Catholic Church, Bellevue, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Donna; along with his three children: Marie (Charles) Shultz of Monroeville, Katherine (Bryan) Nobles of Bellevue, and John Arthur (Megan) Elmlinger of Monroeville; beloved grandchildren Kennadi Shultz, Kaleb Shultz, Colton Shultz, Landen Nobles, Brayden Nobles, John James (JJ) Elmlinger, Benjamin Elmlinger, and Madelyn Elmlinger; mother-in-law, Marie (Brandt) Miller; by his siblings Marilyn (Gerard) Steinmetz, Donna (Arnold) Depinet, and Ronald Elmlinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Theresa Elmlinger, and by his father-in-law, Arthur Miller.
During his life, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who will deeply miss him. He spent his days spoiling the family pets and researching family history.
John was a member of St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church, Bellevue where was a lector and Eucharistic minister. Prior to retirement, he dedicated his life to civil service, serving as a Sherman Township trustee, the Huron County Recorder, and the Huron County Auditor accumulating over 30 years of service. Following retirement, he continued serving the community by volunteering at the Firelands Historical Society, Norwalk United Fund, Sorrowful Mother Shrine, and Bismark Community Center.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 3-7 p.m. at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue where the Rosary will be recited at 2:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church, 16209 County Road 46, Bellevue, Ohio. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church, the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, the Firelands Historical Society, and the Norwalk United Fund.