Daniel Armstrong, 43, of Ely, dies

Daniel Armstrong, 43, of Ely, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
Daniel Joseph Armstrong, 43, of Ely went to heaven early Tuesday evening, March 24, 2015. He was born and grew up in Lindstrom, MN area. He attended Vermilion Community College for Waste Water Management. After graduating and working in a couple metro communities, he returned to Ely, the community he loved. Dan has happily been with the Ely Water Department since 2000. He and his wife, Jennifer and children: Keisha, Anthony and Angel have been active members of the Ely community. Dan loved his family, the outdoors, his dogs and had a special interest in shooting sports and conservation. He loved everything that allowed him to be outside, especially gardening, fishing, and hunting.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlene and Gerald (Jerry) Armstrong.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, children: Keisha, Anthony, Angel; sisters and brothers: Karen, Connie (Paul), Tom (Cathy), Peggy, Mark (Gaye), Susan, Amy (Brian) and foster-couple Wendy and Jeff; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special family friends; it would be impossible to mention them all. Dan also leaves behind the love and friendship of his in-laws, many neighbors and the many dear friends with whom he worked and played. A Memorial service will be held at LedgeRock Community Church in Ely on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.