Jon Christopher Elliott

February 20, 1957May 13, 2021
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Jon Christopher Elliott, age 64, passed away peacefully after a 4 year battle with kidney failure and lymphoma on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Jon was born February 20, 1957 and grew up in Birmingham, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan where he met the love of his life.

Jon and Alexis remained in the Ann Arbor area where they raised their family and enjoyed all the local festivals and happenings around town, including involvement in community theater. He was immensely proud of his family and relished in every vacation, tradition, celebration, and gathering with loved ones. An avid and lifelong learner, Jon was always up for an adventure and his unceasing positivity was contagious. He enjoyed being a fun and devoted Grampy, staying involved in his children's school activities, taking neighborhood walks, reading, word puzzles, and could always be counted on to recall a fact, story, or statistic. He was the epitome of a kind-hearted soul, an exceptionally devoted husband and father, and a friend to all who knew him. He will be missed beyond measure.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Bette Elliott. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Alexis, daughters Jennifer (John) Kelleher and Melissa (Alexander) Hardecki, sisters Joanne (Jim), Nancy, and Susan, and grandchildren Amelia and Jack.

Visitation with the rosary will be held Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 S. 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:30am with 1 hour of visitation prior with family at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jon’s name to the National Kidney Foundation.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

  • Rosary

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

  • Visitation at Church

    Monday, May 17, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, May 17, 2021

  • Laid To Rest

    Monday, May 17, 2021


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Tom Smith

May 16, 2021

Jon and I were not close, but we knew each other from back in the old days of the Michigan Weregamers, the D&D-and-miniatures-gaming group at U-M of the late 70s and early 80s. He was a fun, funny, whip-smart guy with a flair for the dramatic, which served him well during his many years in community theater. His loss has left a Jon-shaped hole in the hearts of many of his friends, and he will be missed. Condolences and hugs to his family and friends. Rest well, Jon, and thanks for being a part of our lives.

Ann Kohler-Kaiser

May 14, 2021

Alexis and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. It was always evident from the stories you shared, that you were all very close and cared deeply about one another. You are in my thoughts and prayers.