John A. Debeltz

John Andrew Debeltz, 83 years young of Ely MN, passed away January 17, 2022 at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, brother & pastor.
John was born in Ely on May 13, 1938 to Joseph and Anne (Amitrano) Debeltz and was a life-long resident of Ely. He was a hard loyal worker from an early age working with his father as a masonry, worked at the Zenith mine until it shut down then married his wife Cheryl of 57 years soon after he started working at the Reserve Mine. After Reserve shut down he worked for Razor’s Edge until he retired. He was a long-time member and also had many positions at the Ely Gospel Church
John was always there to lend a helping hand to whomever and with whatever was needed, and was loved by very many.
You may have seen him being walked by his Shih Tzu dog Trixie, shopping at Zup’s or driving in his GMC truck through town.
John loved and enjoyed spending time with his family who he is was very proud of.
John is survived by his loving wife Cheryl Debeltz, children John L. (Linda) Debeltz, Dawn (Marty) Chinander, Sherry Larson; grandchildren Zach (Angie) Debeltz, Jesse Debeltz, Caitlin (Luke) Daniels, Sarah Larson; Sister Jeanie Hasseblad of Nevada; brothers Jonathan (Cheryl) Debeltz of Wyoming, Jerome (Mary) Debeltz of Ely, Jerry Debeltz of Texas.
A funeral service will be held at The Ely Gospel Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 29th.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.