Andy Paynter, 33, of Ely, dies

Andrew Warren Paynter, 33, of Ely, MN passed away at Boundary Waters Care Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Andy was born in Virginia, MN on Feb. 24, 1981 to Mark Paynter and Joanne Johnson. Andy attended Ely Memorial High School where he enjoyed playing hockey. He graduated in 1999. Andy also attended Lake Superior College.
Andy enjoyed being outdoors doing what he loved, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling and spending time with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Joanne Johnson, paternal grandfather Warren Paynter and maternal grandfather Edward Leick.
He is survived by father Mark Paynter; two children: Aiden and Easton Paynter; sister Ashley (Augie) Sandberg; nieces and nephews: Kali, Chase, Brecken and Saylor; and many other close family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at Kerntz Funeral Home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.