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Ellsworth Wiley

Ellsworth L. Wiley, 93, died Saturday, March 6, 2015, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone following an extended illness.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, March 12, at the United Methodist Church in Elberon with Rev. Rose Calderon-Khan officiating. Interment was held at the Walthman Cemetery near Elberon with Graveside Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #226 of Elberon and Iowa Military Funeral Honors.
Ellsworth was born June 16, 1921, in Elberon to Stanley and Luella (Mason) Wiley and graduated from the Elberon High School.
During World War II he served his nation in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Elberon American Legion Post #226.
On Dec. 5, 1945, he was united in marriage to Helen Howe in Elberon.
Ellsworth farmed in the Elberon-Belle Plaine area and was later employed at Great Plains Lumber in Belle Plaine. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Elberon and in his leisure he enjoyed fishing and spending time in the outdoors.
He is survived by Helen, his wife of 69 years, of Keystone; his son, Tommy Wiley of Albuquerque, N.M.; his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Vic Koster of Blairstown; his grandchildren, Justin (Jacqueline) Koster of Ely, Jared (Justine) Koster of Blairstown, and Megan (Trevor) Dursky of Kapolei, Hawaii; nine great-grandchildren; and his sister, Helen (David) Hydock of Tulsa, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Fund has been established.