HAZLETON — Michael G. Ellis, 67, of Hazleton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.
He was born Aug. 11, 1950 in Princeton, to Gene and Geneva (Tolbert) Ellis. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1968 and from Vincennes University with an associate degree. He was a journeyman tool and die maker and a former teacher of machine trades at North Gibson School Corp. He was the superintendent of maintenance at Old Ben 2 in Petersburg. He was a member of the Hazleton Volunteer Fire Dept. for 52 years, and served as fire chief since 1989. He had also served on the Hazleton Town Board.
He is survived by his wife, Kyle Ellis of Hazleton; two children, Bryan Ellis (Rebecca Parker) of Princeton and Andrea DeVoy (Richard) of Hazleton; grandchildren, Jenna, Brylee and Walker Ellis; Jeremiah Kelley and Kyle DeVoy; brothers, Mark Ellis (Lynn) of Hazleton and Marvin Ellis (Heidi) of Dugger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepmother, Ruth Ellis.
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Pastor Jeff Pinney. Burial follows at Hazleton Community Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at Colvin Funeral Home. Indiana Volunteer Fire Fighters Association will have a plaque presentation at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to White River Township Fire Department-Hazleton Unit. Envelopes will be available at the Colvin Funeral Home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.