Waterloo – David Carl Ely, 77, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn.
He was born November 30, 1941 in Sturgis, Michigan to Carl Edward and Laura Dolores (Eisenhower) Ely.
He worked at International Harvester in Fort Wayne and Springfield, Ohio for 30 years before retiring in 2001.
David was a member of Agape Assembly of God Church in Waterloo and was a former member of the Corunna Volunteer Fire Department.
He loved to fish and travel.
He married Shirley Cobbs on October 22, 1962 in the Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren, and she survives.
Also surviving is a son and daughter; Mitchel (Robin) Ely of Auburn and Sandra Ely of Auburn; six grandchildren, Zachary Somkit, Isaac Somkit, Kenneth Ely, Andrew Davis, Mathew Davis and Shelby Ely; two great grandchildren, Brennan Davis and Sloan Davis; one brother, James (Cheryl) Ely of Waterloo; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Cobbs of Waterloo and Sharon Cobbs of Florida.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday July 3, 2019, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, with the Rev. Dinah Speakman officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery, Corunna.
Calling is Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials can be given in David’s name to the DeKalb County Humane Shelter.