Jon Gellinger - January 08, 2012Jon Gellinger, 56, of Aurora, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, after his courageous battle with lung cancer with his loving family by his side.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Dr. F. Cole Fowler and Rev. Bruce Phillips will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family. They will be used for a donation to the Cancer Treatment Center and the purchase of Bibles for the Jail Ministry. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www. higbymortuary.com.
Jon Ray Gellinger was born on May 23, 1955, at Marysville, Kan. the son of Karl and Opal (Smith) Gellinger.
Jon graduated from Sandy Creek Senior High in 1974. Jon was united in marriage with Jane (Slater) in 1976. He went on to drive a truck most of his life and was known as the chauffeur. Jon joined the Nebraska National Guard and was promoted to an E-6 Staff Sergeant when he left the guard.
Jon was joined in marriage to Kathy Gustafson on April 16, 1983. Jon was a custodian and head of transportation at Aurora Public Schools.
Jon was a member of the Patriot Guard and an active member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. He was faithful in serving Christ through the Jail Ministry.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carl.
Survivors include his wife Kathy of Aurora; sons, Jon (Connie) Gellinger of Thompson’s Station, Tenn. and Jacob Gellinger of Lincoln; daughters, Jenny (Denton) Keener of Scottsbluff, Marie (Luke) George of Kersey, Colo. and Nicole (Tyler Munn) of Hays, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Janie (Jerry) and Carla (Terry) and brother, Tom (Vickie).