Jesse P. Elsner
Jesse P. Elsner, 25 of Greensburg passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019. Jesse was born in Batesville on December 7, 1993, the son of John and Vonda (Mozingo) Elsner. He was a 2012 graduate of North Decatur High School. He continued his education at Purdue University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree to become a commercial pilot and CFI. After graduation he was a flight instructor at Purdue for one semester until he began working at Plane Sense, flying private jets for wealthy club members up and down the East Coast. Unfortunately, six weeks after taking his job, Jesse developed a very painful and incurable disease called Neuromyelitis Optica where he lost feeling in his legs and eventually his entire body, forcing him to give up his dream of flying.
Jesse was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church and loved his family, especially his nieces and grandparents.
Survivors include his parents - John and Vonda, his sister - Danielle (Jason) Bell of Marietta, GA, his three nieces - Diana, Avery and Aliya Bell, and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents - Paul and Betty Elsner and Bud and Shirley Mozingo.
A Rosary Service will be prayed at 3pm on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 with visitation following from 4PM - 8PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will begin on Thursday at 10AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. John Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, which funds research for NMO. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published on August 12, 2019


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Theresa Simmons
Aug 15, 2019
Praying for you. So sorry for your loss.
Renae Estes
Aug 15, 2019
Vonda, John & Danelle, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I worked at Frisch's and I have great memories of seeing both of you kids all grow and pursue your dreams. Jesse had an impish smile that always made me wonder what he was up to! He made his dream of flying come true and now as an angel he has his wings again! Love and prayers and hug
Benjamin F. Hicks
Aug 14, 2019
I don't know Mr. Elsner, but GOD does....I can't imagine having to bury one of my three children....I know it must be very hard, and I pray that your family will allow GOD to do what GOD does....Although you may be feeling disconsolate, GOD never fails
Elizabeth White-Davis
Aug 14, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you Vonda.
Denver Mays
Aug 13, 2019
Rest In Peace Jesse. Thankful that I had thr opportunity to learn from you.
Steve Elsner
Aug 13, 2019
John, Vonda and extended family, deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved Jesse. May our dear Lord hold you close and lift you up. May His peace comfort you in knowing that Jesse is with his Savior along with his grandparents and our multitude of faithful departed!🙏
Julie Bush Baker
Aug 12, 2019
Walt & Barb Herbert
Aug 12, 2019
We can't begin to tell you how sorry we were to hear about Jesse and will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. May all of your wonderful memories bring you comfort at this time.