Obituary for Douglas Allen Ely

Douglas Allen Ely

Birth Date: Apr. 17th, 1952
Date Passed: Sep. 2nd, 2020


Douglas Allen Ely age 68, of Ravenna, MI died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Mercy General Health Partners Mercy Campus. Douglas was born on April 17, 1952 in Moorland Township, MI to Robert D. and Marvel V. (Eagle) Ely. He married Margaret J. (Dvorak) Ely on August 8, 1975 in Muskegon, MI. He was a logger by trade, he had owned his own sawmill and he was an avid outdoorsman. Douglas is survived by his wife of 45 years: Margaret J. Ely of Ravenna, 3 Sons: Robert (Katrina) Ely of Ravenna, Scott (Kim) Ely of Manistee and Matthew (Rachel) of Ravenna. Daughter: Jeannie Ely of Muskegon. Grandchildren: Aleasha (Joshua) Sears, Christina Ely, Gracie Ely, Jessica Ely, Nicholas Ely, Skye Johnson and David Ely. Great Grandchildren: Serenity Ely, Jaxson Juntunen, Mia Sears. Mother: Marvel Ely of Texas, Brothers: Duane (Martha) Ely, Randy (Julie) Ely and Sister Sherry Whitlow. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Great friend Chet Pfishner. Extended family: William (Lisa) Smith of Hesperia, Cassondra (Usbaldo) Zavala and DJ (Nikki) Smith. He was preceded in death by his father Robert D. Ely. Cremation has taken place with a Memorial Service at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511