Ellen Longenbaugh

January 3rd

Ellen Longenbaugh, 63, of Syracuse passed away on January 1, 2016 at the Elkhart General Hospital.  She was born on April 1, 1952 in Fort Wayne, IN to Harold & Barbara (Downs) Freeman.  On June 28, 1975 she married John Longenbaugh who survives.  She was a lifelong Syracuse area resident.  She was employed as a dispatcher for Foremost Transport in Goshen.  An avid gardener, she was a member of both the Syracuse-Wawasee Gardening Club, as well as the Elkhart County Master Gardeners Club.  She was a Ladies Auxiliary member of both the Syracuse VFW & Legion.  She is survived by her husband – John Longenbaugh of Syracuse.  1 daughter – Jennifer (Juan) Malagon of Italy.  2 sons – Christopher Longenbaugh, Curtis Longenbaugh both of Syracuse.  1 grandson – Aiden Malagon.  2 brothers – Darwin (Kim) Freeman of Syracuse, Dale Freeman of  Phoenix, AZ.  She was preceded by her parents.  Visitation will be Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  Services will be Thursday, January 7,  2016 at 11 am at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.  There will be a gathering at the Syracuse American Legion Post 223 following the cemetery services.   Memorial contributions may be made to: Syracuse Fire/EMS.  Online condolences to: eastlundfuneralhome.com

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