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John "Jack" Ellsworth

April 25, 1932 — January 13, 2021

John "Jack" C. Ellsworth, 88, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday evening, January 13, 2021 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Born April 25, 1932 in Midland, Michigan, he was the son of Claude E. and Mary (Johnston) Ellsworth.

He graduated from high school in Midland in 1950. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force as an airplane mechanic, served in the Auxiliary Police Force in Clare, MI, had been an EMT/Parametic and retired from Dow Chemical Company. On July 1, 1995, he married Carol (Liedke) Rexius. He was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Carol Ellsworth, his sons, Jerry (Lorraine) Ellsworth, Terry (Laura) Ellsworth, Mark Ellsworth; his daughter, Maryann (KC) Charara; Carol's daughters, Sheila (Kristopher) Foster and Michelle (John) Plachta; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Sharron (Hines) Ellsworth; and a sister, Eva Dauer.

Due to the current Covid Restrictions, there will be a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial donations may be given in memory to Columbia City United Methodist Church or the Humane Society of Whitley County. Donations may be mailed to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Visit to send Jack's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

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