Age 98, of Lansing, MI, passed away December 28, 2018. He was born March 8, 1920, in Lansing to Charles and Hulda Gillengerten.
Surviving are his two children, John A. (Nancie) Gillengerten, Jr. and Mary Lou (Charles, deceased) VerMerris; grandchildren, Scott VerMerris, John A. (Seri) Gillengerten III, Anya Gillengerten, Morgan VerMerris, and Abby (Joseph) Sherwood; and his great-grandchildren, Alani Gillengerten and Milo Sherwood.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Olga “Helen” Gillengerten, two brothers, and three sisters.
A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019, Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lansing, with Pastor Paul J. Lindloff officiating. Inurnment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.