Ingrid V. Melovasich, 86, of Ely, dies

Ingrid V. Melovasich, 86, a lifelong resident of Ely, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. She passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord.
Violet was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who truly treasured the many family gatherings, especially the times with her grandchildren. She enjoyed her friends and special evenings with her girlfriends and the Ely Sewing Club. Violet loved to knit and spend time with her sister LaVerne and husband Bob.
She is survived by daughters: Cheryl (Robert) Klun of Zionsville, IN, Bonnie (Michael) Orak of Christmas, FL, Lynne (Joseph) Vesel of Britt, MN; son-in-law David Carey of Eagan, MN; brothers: Arthur (Dolly) Anderson of Savage, MN, Norman Anderson of Minneapolis, MN; sisters: LaVern (Robert) Lindholm of Ely, Patricia (Charles) Blair of Nevis, MN; grandchildren: Jennifer (Ryan) Budek, Angela (Noel) Marsden, John Klun, Chad (Laura) Orak, Danielle Orak, Kristen Lommel, Katie (Tony) Lochner, Andy (Denise) Carey; great-grandchildren: Sheylan Budek, Linnea Budek, Aleah Budek, Calisse Budek, Evan Marsden, Lyndi Marsden, Ayden Orak, Jordan Lommel, Bennett Lochner, Brighton Lochner, Cooper Lochner, Landon Carey, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John (Shorty) Melovasich; her parents, Lars and Olga Anderson; her in-laws, John and Mary Melovasich; infant brother, Richard Anderson; and daughter, Denise Carey.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Ely at 3:00 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.