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Former White County prosecutor dies

IL Staff
March 3, 2009
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A former White County prosecutor and Monticello attorney died March 1.

Lewis David "Dave" Dellinger Jr., 70, was elected White County prosecutor in 1966 and served for two terms. Dellinger received his law degree from Indiana University the same year he became prosecutor. He also practiced law in his family firm from 1966 until his retirement due to injuries in 2001. He was a former president of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Association and member of the White County, Indiana, and American Bar associations. He was also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and the Indiana Northern and Southern Federal Districts.

Before becoming an attorney, Dellinger served in the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps officer from 1959 through 1963. He was a lifelong Boy Scout and troop leader and member of many community organizations.

He loved to play golf and won the Tippecanoe County Club men's championship seven times.

Dellinger is survived by his wife, Nina Beth Dellinger; daughter, Andrea Dellinger-Winegardner; son Lewis Dowal Dellinger; sister Carmalieta Jenkins; and grandchildren.

A calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 104 N. Illinois St., Monticello, and one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday. Services will be at the church at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Sagamore Council or to the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello Building Fund.

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