David Lee Ely

David Lee Ely, age 68, of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his home in Hilbert. He was born December 21, 1945 in Neenah, son of the late Elmer & Rita (Schmalz) Ely. David married Diane Schoen on November 12, 1966 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. He had worked 47 years at Intertape Polymer Group in Menasha until his retirement at the age of 65. David was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge and spent as much time as he could outdoors, hunting, fishing, and sturgeon spearing. He also never passed up an opportunity to go boating, riding his motorcycle or assist his neighbors with plowing their snow. David was quite the handyman who could build or fix anything that needed fixing with quite a bit of success. Above all else, he will be remembered as family focused, always making them feel loved. Survivors include his wife: Diane; his children: Kim (Bob) Longland of Kaukauna, Joelle Ellis of Menasha, Shannon Ely of Menasha; 3 grandchildren: Quintin Longland, Joshua & Jenna Ellis; and his mother-in-law: Lula Schoen. Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on Saturday, September 6, 2014. – See more at: http://www.wietingfuneralhome.com/obituaries/david-l-ely/#sthash.hFryYGmd.dpuf