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Rodney Lee Ely Jr.


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Rodney Lee Ely Jr. Obituary
Rodney Lee Ely, Jr., 53, of Reading, passed away Thursday (12/19/2013) at home.

He was born August 9, 1960 in Adrian MI and was a 1978 graduate of Hillsdale High School. Rodney served 12 years in the US Navy as a radioman and was employed at Quality Springs in Coldwater. He was a member and historian at the Reading American Legion and a member of the Music Boosters at the Reading Community Schools. He was an avid fisherman and fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers.

Survivors include his wife, Janet (Weber) Ely whom he married April 17, 1982; 1 daughter, Stephanie (Garett) Storey of Reading; 3 sons, Alexander (Shelby Blair) Ely; Mackenzie Ely; Dominick Ely, all of Reading; his father, Rodney Lee Ely, Sr. of Fayette OH; mother, Mary (Kimling) Ely of Hillsdale; 3 sisters, Patty (Keith) Spence of Hillsdale; Connie (Scoot) Chapin of Osseo; Joanne (Keen) Tran of Hillsdale; 2 brothers, David (Marla) Ely of Elkhart IN; Allen Ely of Hillsdale.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, 3:00 PM, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Reading, with Pastor Rob Hughes officiating. Visitation is scheduled Sunday from 1:00 PM until time of service. Memorials may be made to Rodney's family or a .

To view this obituary or send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Dec. 20, 2013
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