Richard “Dick” Mobilia, 78, of Ely dies

Richard (Dick) Angelo Mobilia, 78, died on Thursday, February 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at Chestnut Grove Assisted Living in Virginia, MN after nine months trying to overcome a traumatic brain injury.
Richard was born on February 7, 1941 in Ely, MN to Angelo and Angela (Miklaucic) Mobilia.
He married Karon (Coey) on May 30, 1964. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1959, joining the Navy for four years, where he toured the Mediterranean on the USS Independence. Richard attended Eveleth Technical College obtaining a certificate in welding. He worked at Erie Mining/LTV Mining for 31 years before retiring in 1999. He served on the Ely City Council for four years. Richard enjoyed ice fishing, golf and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 54-1/2 years, Karon; three children: Jane Mobilia-(Alan) Witte, St. Cloud, Rhonda (John) Greiff, Coon Rapids, William (Shayla), Duluth; six grandchildren: Nicholas, Kylie, Angela and Matthew Witte; Dawson and Kendra Mobilia; siblings: Daniel (Faye), Carol (Ray) Camaish, Sue (Merrill) Roberts, David (Kathy), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his golfing buddies, Jim Folz and Don DeBeltz.
Proceeded in death by parents, Angelo and Angela Mobilia and niece Stacy MacPherson.
Service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 12 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely with visitation 1 hour before the service.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.