Todd A. Elkins, Sr., 47, of Montpelier, passed away Sunday morning at Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on March 3, 1967 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Roy E. and Marilyn S. (Kendall) Elkins. Todd graduated from Paulding High School in 1985. On April 23, 2004, he married Helen M. Shankster in Cambria, Michigan and she survives.
Todd was a member of the House of Prayer in Montpelier. He was in the Army National Guard for 15 years. Todd worked various jobs in Ohio over the years and worked at Merl’s Restaurant, a family business in Antwerp. He had a passion for singing; he shared his talent in church and karaoke. Todd also enjoyed fishing and spending quality time with his wife and family.
He is survived by his wife Helen; mother Marilyn Elkins of Antwerp; three children Todd A. Elkins, Jr., of New York, New York, Erin D. Elkins of Aberdeen, Ohio, and PFC Nicholas K. Elkins of Aberdeen, Ohio; three stepchildren, Philip (Rachel) Miller of Bowling Green, Ohio, SrA Nathaniel (Crystal) Miller of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Danielle M. Ward of Montpelier; five grandchildren Isabella, Ethan, Aurora, Lillian and Elijah; two brothers, Pat (Ruth) Elkins of Cecil, Ohio and twin brother Rod E. (Thelma) Elkins, Sr. of Rome City, Indiana; two half-sisters Patti (Randy) Baker and Flo Ann Vice both of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and one half-brother Anthony R. Tucker of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Todd was preceded in death by his father Roy.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 15th at 2pm at House of Prayer, 115 Empire Street Montpelier, with Pastors Don and Benaiah Harris to officiate. Donations may be made to House of Prayer or to the family. Online condolences can be left for the family at Thompson Funeral Homes | Montpelier OH, Pioneer OH, Montpelier OH funeral homes.
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