Jerry C. Ellenwood
May 30, 1932 – September 30, 2019
Jerry C. Ellenwood, 87, died Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home in Bloomington, IN. Born May 30, 1932 in Fort Wayne he was the son of Leonard H and Annetta (Creigh) Ellenwood. He was a standout athlete at Fort Wayne South Side High School and after graduation accepted an athletic scholarship to play football and basketball at Florida State University.
After service in the U.S. Army, Jerry became a funeral director and eventually a partner at Bloomington’s Day Funeral Home. He also served as a member of the Indiana State Board of Funeral Directors. Jerry was an elder at the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, a 33rd degree mason, and received the Sagamore of the Wabash award from Governor Robert Orr.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Sue (Krause) on August 2, 2014, his daughter Becky on September 12, 1985 and son Ed on January 17, 2016. He is survived by his sister Helen (Ellenwood) Ervin of Fort Wayne and 6 nephews.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St, with Tom Ellsworth officiating; burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the funeral home.
If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.
- Steven E. Ervin, Pallbearer
- Mark A. Ervin, Pallbearer
- Richard M. Ervin, Pallbearer
- Jennifer E. Ervin, Pallbearer
- Charlie Bryant, Pallbearer
- Charlie Felkner, Pallbearer
American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202
- Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, October 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
Jerry C. Ellenwood
October 4, 2019
Jerry was a long-time member of the Bloomington Rotary Club, most recently with Honorary membership status. Many of us remember Jerry with great fondness.
On behalf of the Bloomington Rotary Club, as the current President of the club, I extend our deep sympathies to Jerry's family, friends and our community.
October 2, 2019
Jerry and Sue were original owners of their condo here in Sycamore Village. Jerry shared pictures of the construction with us. Jerry was a dedicated, wonderful caregiver for many years to his wife, Sue and son, Ed. He was a proud and independent man. May he Rest In Peace
A neighbor, Nancy Dalrymple