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Robert 'Gus' Ely

SPRING VALLEY — Robert “Gus” Ely, 54, of Spring Valley died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Gus was born Nov. 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.

A prayer service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville with Father Patrick De Meulemeester officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be directed to his family.

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

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

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