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Christina M. Ellinger

Christina passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at her home in Otsego.

She was born on June 23, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Michael Thompson and Connie Marshbank. Christina had been a dental assistant most recently for Dr. Halverson in Plainwell.

She enjoyed crafting, baking, cake decorating and cooking. Christina loved Christmas, her cats and dogs and spending time with her friends and family.

On October 4, 2002 in Allegan she married Jason Ellinger who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kalie Ellinger and Alexis (Shane Milbocker) Ellinger both of Otsego; mother, Connie Luckey of Grand Junction; father, Michael (Jeannie) Thompson of Ohio; siblings, Patricia Thompson of Allegan, Randy Simpson of Plainwell, Peggy Huffman and Cole (Victor) Imperi both of Kentucky and Claire Thompson of California along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Friends may visit with Christina’s family from 2-4 P.M., Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Monday, March 11, 2019 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Christina may be made to the

Wings Home of Allegan


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Tim and Marcia Quigley

March 7, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Dear Jason, Alexis and Kalie,

We are so sad that Christy has gone on to be an Angel in Heaven but we also rejoice for her because she is no longer suffering or in pain. We send our love and prayers to all of you. Hang onto your memories, remember her loving and caring ways towards all of you. Rest in peace dear Christy, you will always be remembered in the hearts of your loved ones.


Pollie (McMillin) Gilchrist

March 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Dear Ellinger Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Over the years, Christy had become such a special person to my entire family. First. with my brother and then with my parents and siblings. She was beloved by the entire McMillin clan. I hope the legacy of kindness and her beautiful spirit will lift you up during the challenging times of grief. Please know our entire family is lifting you up in prayer and heartfelt sympathy. Much love and hugs to you all!


Teresa Fairfield Gott

March 7, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Dear Jason, Kalie and Alexis,

So sorry to hear about Christina. She was such a sweet lady who fought a long hard battle. You have my sincerest.

Love to all, Cousin Terri Goodacre


Mike perez

March 7, 2019 at 2:11 pm

So sorry for you and your family’s loss my thoughts and prayers


Sue van den Hoek

March 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm

I am so saddened to hear of Christine’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go with you all in the coming days and months…



March 7, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Oh Jason and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God and peace be with you during your time of sorrow.

Keeping you in prayer.


Lisa Greenman (Householder)


Neil Babb

March 7, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Sending sincere condolences your way Jason, very saddened to hear of your loss, I hope you and your family will be ok, Neil


Robert Hamilton

March 7, 2019 at 8:27 pm

To Connie and all the rest of Christina’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. I met Christina through Facebook and thought she was a genuinely nice person. I wish that I could have had the opportunity to meet her in person. My sincere condolences.


Shari Daniels

March 8, 2019 at 4:56 am

Christina and family

I’m so sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful wife and mother. She always had a heart that wanted to help people and was so kind and understanding to anyone she met. She was an angel here on earth, now God called her home to be a guardian angel. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I love you Chris. RIP


Tim, Laurie, Cameron and Marissa Andrus

March 8, 2019 at 5:48 am

Our hearts ache for your family from the passing of your wife and momma. Her gentle loving spirit will live on through all of you. We have fond memories of sitting in the stands together at volleyball games and watching our girls grow more beautiful each year as they grew up ❤️


Maryln Langeance

March 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Jason and family So sorry for your loss. Know this has been a hard time for your family. I Will be out of town Sun and Mon so can not visit with you but you know my thoughts and prayers are with you. You know where I am if there is anything I can do. Love to all.


Gary & Susie Curtiss

March 8, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Jason & Family – we are so sorry for your loss – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.


Teri L Tripp

March 8, 2019 at 11:19 pm

Dear Jason, Kalie, & Alexis,

I am so saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. She was such a sweet, soft spoken, lady. So sweet, so young, so sad, so so sorry for your loss.

Teri Tripp


Cindy Whitaker

March 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Met Christina a few years ago when she started coming in my pet supply store, such a kind loving person. Praying for family and friends during this time.


Terri Long

March 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Jason, Alexis, and Kalie, I’m so sorry to hear of Christy’s passing. I know she was a great person. I’m know you all have great memories of her, hold onto those tight to help get you through the rough times ahead. I’ll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

(Mike H’s sister)


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