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Eldon M. Hullinger Rest in Peace

ELDON M. HULLINGER, 85, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Garrett, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, shortly after the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series. Born Nov. 8, 1930, in Vivian, S.D., he was a son of Elmer and Ruth (Winchell) Hullinger. He was a 1948 graduate of Waterloo High School. 

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as a staff sergeant during the Korean War

Eldon worked for the Fuller Brush Company as a salesman for 25 years and later went to work for Hires Automotive for eight years, retiring in 2010. 

He was an avid IU basketball fan but had a passion for baseball and enjoyed following the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers. He was active in the Stan Musial Baseball program managing the Kummings Insurance Team. "He enjoyed the game so much you would often catch him substituting for someone at the age of 69." 

Surviving are his companion of 36 years, Virginia Polete of Fort Wayne; two sons, Thomas (Mary Jo) Hullinger of Kendallville and Timothy Hullinger of Auburn; two granddaughters, Lindsay (Andrew) Thomas of Indianapolis, and Holly (Adam) Sirken of Fort Wayne; four great-grandchildren, Adeline, Xavier and Amelia Sirken, and Eva Thomas; and a brother, Franklin Hullinger of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Pete, Vernon, Donald Dean, and Allen Hullinger; a sister, Myrtle Henderson; a niece, Nila Ruth Henderson; and a nephew, Larry Hullinger. 

Service is 11 a.m. Monday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Chaplain Tom Novy officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial in Waterloo Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the United States Air Force and American Legion Post 178 of Garrett. Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne or the Allen County S.P.C.A. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com

Larry Hullinger Rest in Peace

Larry A. Hullinger, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at his home in Butler, Indiana.

He was born Nov. 24, 1952, in Garrett to Allen E. and Mary Ellen (Reid) Hullinger.

He was a 1971 graduate of Eastside High School, Butler. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He worked at C & A Tool in Auburn. He married Amy L. Fairchild on May 1, 1999, at the Butler Big Run Church and she survives.

Larry was a member of the NRA, and enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, traveling, especially to Big Sur, California. He was an avid Raiders fan, and enjoyed being with his family and friends. He attended Christ's Church in Butler.
Surviving are his wife, Amy L. Hullinger of Butler; one daughter, Jessica R. Hullinger, and one son, Samuel A. Hullinger, both of Butler; his father, Allen E. Hullinger and stepmother Barbara (Warner) Hullinger; three sisters, Shirley A. Roose of Fort Wayne; Roberta Parkinson of St. Joe and Caryn Shilling of Auburn; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen Hullinger.

Allen Hullinger Rest in Peace

Allen E. Hullinger, 95, of Butler, Indiana passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.

He was born August 25, 1920 in Vivian, South Dakota, to the late Elmer and Ruth (Winchell) Hullinger. He worked at Crane Edmund in Butler and Dana Weatherhead in Angola before retiring in 1989. He was also a lifetime farmer.

Allen was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He fought in Italy and carried shrapnel in his arm from the war. 

He married Mary Ellen Reid on January 1, 1946 and she passed away May 1969. He then married Barbara (Warner) Wilkerson in 1972 and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Shirley Roose of Fort Wayne, Roberta (Dale) Parkison of St. Joe and Caryn (Don) Wilkerson-Shilling; a daughter-in-law, Amy Hullinger of Butler; eight grandchildren, Adam Parkison, Tyler Parkison, Brandon Parkison, Cayti Donovan, Erin Walters, Sam Hullinger, Jessica Hullinger and Jamie Stayer; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eldon (Virginia) Hullinger of Fort Wayne and Franklin Hullinger of Auburn; and two sisters-in-law, Clara Hullinger of Auburn and Annabelle Hullinger of Auburn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Hullinger; three brothers, Harold "Pete" Hullinger, Vernon Hullinger and Donald Hullinger; and two sisters, Myrtle Henderson and Nila Ruth Hullinger.