Elmer John Kellogg, 88 years, went to his eternal home on February, 20, 2021. He was born on October 7, 1932 to the late H. Morgan and Gladys Kellogg. He was stationed at a guided missile base in Germany while he served in the army from 1957 to 1959. He and his late wife, June Kellogg, were married May 2, 1959, and had two children, Joyce and Todd. He worked for Crown Tool and Die in Bridgeport for 36 years, where he served as president of the company before his retirement. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 44 while at Monadnock Bible Conference (MBC) in Jaffrey, NH. He and June helped to start New Covenant Church in Shelton. He was also active in the Gideons, handing out Bibles and faithfully leading a Bible study in the prison ministry. He served for many years as the president of the board of MBC where he volunteered countless hours. To those who knew him, he was quick to offer a helping hand and had the ability to fix almost anything mechanical. He spoke with wisdom and humility, giving of his time and resources generously to everyone around him. At the time of his death, he attended Huntington Chapel in Shelton where he served as an elder.
He is predeceased by his brother Arnold Kellogg (Margaret) and is survived by his brother Morgan (Mary) Kellogg, his children Joyce (Dave) Parker and Todd Kellogg, his grandchildren: Amanda (Frank) Peters, Sarah (Dave) Plonsky, Amy Parker, Josh (Kelsi) Kellogg, Lydia Kellogg, Josiah Kellogg, Kirsten Parker, Mariah Kellogg, and Serenity Parker, and his great-grandchildren: Nathan, Elizabeth, Joshua, and Hannah Peters, Elliana, Michaela, and Avery Kellogg, and Jace and Raelyn Plonsky, as well as many nieces and nephews.
His life was characterized by humility, generosity, love for his Savior, Jesus Christ and love for his family. His marriage of over 60 years to the love of his life was an encouragement and model to everyone who knew him and June. He faithfully loved and cared for June in her later years. His family and friends will miss his stories and humor, his faithful walk with his Savior, his wisdom, and the many hours he spent over the years in daily prayer for them. May his example spur us on to love and good deeds, fixing our eyes on Jesus, Elmer's model in all things.
A memorial service to celebrate Elmer's life will take place at Huntington Chapel at 11 am on May,15. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214, or to Huntington Chapel, 177 Ripton Rd, Shelton, 06484.