Ronald Mavetz, 78, of Ely, dies

Ronald Mavetz, 78, of Ely, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
Ron was born in Ely to Frank and Frances (Scufsa) Mavetz.  He worked for the Ely Post Office for 35 years, retiring as Postmaster. He served in the U.S.Army from 1959 to 1960. Ron was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Ely Kiwanis Club. He loved to hunt, fish, travel and spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Mary Jo (Lobe) Mavetz;  children: Kim (Doug) Sanders of El Dorado Hills, CA, and their children: Austin and Skyler Sanders; Ron (Carol) Mavetz Jr. of Eagan, MN, and their child: Brady Mavetz;  Mike (Kelly) Mavetz of Lino Lakes, MN and their children: Brooke, Morgan and Taylor Mavetz; and Connie Jo (Pat) Coughlin of Orono, MN and their children: McKenna, Rachel and Kate Coughlin; brother: Edward Mavetz of Chicago and sister: Julia Calhoun of Milwaukee.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely with visitation an hour prior.  Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.