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Ellsworth Semler

Ellsworth Semler

Wednesday, November 21st, 1928 Monday, March 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Ellsworth J. "El" Semler

Iron Mountain-Ellsworth “El” J. Semler, age 90, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living, Kingsford, Mich.
He was born November 21, 1928, in Crosby, Minn., son of the late Leon and Christine (Norman) Semler. Ellsworth grew up and attended school in Crosby, Minn. He proudly served over 20 years in the United States Army, National Guard, and Reserves. On January 26, 1949, in Aitkin, Minn. El was united in marriage to Rodora Baker. They resided in Crosby, Minn. until 1963, at which time they moved to Iron Mountain. Rodora preceded him in death on April 27, 2012.

El worked for Hanna Mining Company until he retired. He then worked for the Iron Mountain School System as a custodian. El was a long-time member of Maranatha Assembly of God Church, Kingsford, the Uren Cooper Johnson American Legion Post #50, Iron Mountain and the Northwoods Philatelic Society (Stamp Club).

Survivors include three sons, John (Janet) Semler, Wellston, Mich., Robert Semler, Kingsford, Mich., and Daniel (Linda) Semler, Lafayette, Colo.; one daughter, Debra (Larry) Strauss, Vulcan, Mich.; two brothers Delmer Semler, Ariz., Dwight (Mabel) Semler, Minn.; one sister Alice, St. Croix, Wash.; one brother-in-law Wally Ruedy, Minn. seven grandchildren, Jim (Christina), Jamie, Teena (John), Tawnya , Deanna (Ryan), Melissa, and Brent (Tara); seventeen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents and his wife, Rodora, El was preceded in death by three sisters Betty, Lucile, and Norma.

Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Maranatha Assembly of God Church, Kingsford, Mich. Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 at the church Rev. David Wilton will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain. The Uren Cooper Johnson American Legion Post #50, Honor Guard, will accord military honors at graveside.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the caring staff at Evergreen Assisted Living, Kingsford, Mich.

Memorials can be made to the Dementia Society of America in El’s memory.

You may leave a condolence or tribute for El’s family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich. to honor El’s legacy of life.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Maranatha Assembly of God
    920 S. Carpenter Ave.
    KINGSFORD, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, March 8th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Maranatha Assembly of God
    920 S. Carpenter Ave.
    KINGSFORD, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, March 8th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor Dave Wilton
  • Interment

    Cemetery Park
    Cedar Avenue
    IRON MOUNTAIN, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Burial will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain. The Uren Cooper Johnson American Legion Post #50, Honor Guard, will accord military honors at graveside.

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So dearly loved. So sadly missed. Hugs and prayers. Good night Grandfather and God bless
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