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Robert Gus Ely, 54

November 3, 1963 to February 7, 2018

Robert “Gus” Ely 54 of Spring Valley died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.

Gus was born on November 3, 1963 in Spring Valley to Charles and Rita (Merdian) Ely.

He graduated from LaSalle Peru High School. Gus was a boat detailer at Hennepin Marine in Hennepin for 30 years.

Survivors include his mother, Rita Ely of Putnam; five brothers, Joe (Nancy) Ely of Spring Valley, Steve (Laura) Ely of Dixon, Dave Ely of Putnam, Bill Ely of Putnam, and Kevin (Debbie) Ely of Granville and one sister, Charlene (Dave) Ryckaert of LaMoille.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ely in 1994.

Contributions may be directed to his family.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nic Keegan, Alex Ely, Abbi Ely, Jerry Merdian, Josh Merdian, Emily Ely, Rachel Ely, Connie Ely, Katie Ely, Sarah Ely and Diane Ely.

Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.dcfunerals.com

Service/Memorial Information

Prayer Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Fr. Patrick De Meulemeester will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.

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  • candle"His smile would light up your heart! He will be missed. Our prayers and sympathy."Tribute from: Greg & Judy Boggio
    February 14, 2018
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  • Lily"Sorry for your loss"Tribute from: Kathy Venturini
    February 12, 2018
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  • candle"thinking of your lost Bob was always such a sweet kid"Tribute from: Wally and Pat Schaidle
    February 9, 2018
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  • Prayer"My deepest sympathy to the family and his very close friends. He will be missed. Love and prayers.
    Joy Keegan Sullivan"
    Tribute from: Joy Keegan Sullivan
    February 8, 2018
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  • candle"My deepest sympathies to the Ely family. Thoughts and prayers to you."Tribute from: Kathy (Haig) Newhalfen
    February 8, 2018
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  • Prayer"Our deepest sympathies to the Ely families."Tribute from: Jerry and Mary Urnikis
    February 8, 2018
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  • Lily"Bob will forever be missed! Always had a smile on his face that warmed the heart."Tribute from: Cynda
    February 8, 2018
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  • Prayer"We send our deepest sympathies and many prayers to the Ely family."Tribute from: Dan and Linda Demattia
    February 7, 2018
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  • Lily"We always enjoyed our visits to Hennepin Marine talking with Bob and being greated with a wonderful smile. He was a great asset to Hennepin Marine and will be missed by so many friends he made over the years. May he rest in peace."Tribute from: Edward and Denise Sarsfield
    February 7, 2018
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  • candle"Wonderful brother and friend. A lover of all things with engines from mud trucks, tractors, and derby cars. A wonderful uncle to our daughters who he adored. We will always be thinking of you and missing you."Tribute from: Deb & Kevin
    February 7, 2018
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  • candle"Bob will be sadly missed. We extend our deep caring thoughts for him and all his family ."Tribute from: Bob ‘N Betty Erickson
    February 7, 2018
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