Scott Ely (1962 - 2012)

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Ely, Scott Allen

Scott Allen Ely, 49, peacefully passed into the arms of his savior on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

He was born on December 23, 1962 in Wild Rose, the son of Thomas and Barbara (Briese) Ely.

Scott loved to play in the dirt from the time he was a young boy. Scott chose his career as a diesel mechanic and farming in order to continue his love of the outside. He worked many different jobs and positions over the years, ending his career with a job he loved with Hartung Brothers, Inc. of Arena, Wis. He was a true farmer until the end. Scott enjoyed life most when sharing time with his boys. His biggest pastime was his love of snowmobiling during his slower winter months and he hoped to pass his love of it down to his boys. Scott spent years involved with the Coloma Pathfinders Snowmobile Club where he helped in many different areas and held the position of president for 15 years.

Scott is survived by his two sons, Adam and Allen Ely, Westfield; his parents, Thomas and Barbara Ely, Coloma; his sisters and brother, Cindy (Todd) Lewellyn of Alaska; Robert Ely of Coloma; and Sara (Jason) Ely of Alaska. He is further survived by his nieces, Nicole, Bridgette, Amollia, Sadie and Alyssa; nephews, Thomas, Garrison and Marqus; maternal grandmother, Elda Briese of Westfield; the mother of his children, Patty Ely; four aunts and four uncles, numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Darwin Briese, Sr; paternal grandparents, Carl and Della Ely; maternal aunt, Joyce and paternal aunts, Ruth and Marilyn.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Coloma, with the Rev. Bill Dow officiating. He will be laid to rest in White Cemetery, Town of Coloma.

Relatives and Friends may call on Sunday evening from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield and again on Monday from 10:00am until the time of services at the Church.

Condolences may be sent to The Ely Family, W13829 Cree Avenue, Coloma, WI 54930.

His family wrote "You have fought a very strong, courageous battle against a rare form of brain cancer. You have earned your wings! Enjoy your freedom from pain and soar with Angels! Until we meet again."

Leikness & Stahl

Funeral Home

913 West North Street

Plainfield

(715) 335-4300

www.plainfieldfuneralhome.com

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on June 16, 2012
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