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David Lee Eley, Sr.
David Lee Eley, Sr., age 87, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Azura Memory Care. He was born June 23, 1930, in Monroe, WI to John A. and Olga A. (Miller) Eley, Sr.

Mr. Eley attended Monroe schools and graduated from Monroe High School in 1948. David was a butcher at several grocery stores in Monroe including A & P, Brennan's and Sentry. He worked for the Monroe School District, and Lanz Sheet Metal & Heating. David retired at the age of 83 after working for Greenwood Cemetery mowing the lawn and repairing the equipment for about 20 years.

David was an avid bowler. He was a member of the Monroe Bowling Association and served as city secretary for many years. David was a director for the Wisconsin State Bowling Association beginning in 1982, became its President in 2001. His biggest achievement was induction into the Wisconsin State Bowling Hall of Fame in 2011.

David met and married the love of his life Mary Lynette Howard on November 20, 1953 in Dubuque, IA. They had 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

David and his wife were avid Badger football fans and had season tickets for many years. As the grandchildren got older they bought a third ticket so they could take a grandchild to every game with them. David enjoyed spending time with his family and never missed a game, school program or going to the County Fairs with his grandchildren. He thoroughly loved life to the very end.

Surviving is his wife of almost 64 years, Mary Lynette; his four children, David L. Eley, Jr.; Jayne (Dennis) Kent and their children, Benjamin and Ashley; Susan (Larry) Buetzer and their son, Russell; and Kurt (Patty) Eley and their children, Chelsey (Matt) O'Brien and AJ Eley. David also has one great-grandson, Liam O'Brien. He is further survived by a brother, Daniel (Mary) Eley; sister-in-law, Ramona Eley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John A. (Anna) Eley, Jr., and Richard Eley.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe with Pastor Jesse Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. Friends may call at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in David's name to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Research. Condolences can be made to the family at: