Iles, Elton LeRoy, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle passed away suddenly Monday morning, July 25, 2011, at his home. Age 85 years. He was born April 17, 1926, in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, the son of the late Arthur Charles and Amelia E. (Gulick) Iles. He graduated from Ithaca High School with the Class of 1944. He served with the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a Journeyman Electrician, and was a proud, life-long member of the IBEW Local #557. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving in many capacities. He was also a member of Builders for Christ, a volunteer construction organization. He married Lela Mae Crouch on October 6, 1945; she survives him. He also leaves four sons and their spouses, Rev. Charles and Sharyl Iles, Watertown, Wisconsin; Tim and Nancy Iles, Gregg and Kris Iles, Warren and Colleen Iles, all of Saginaw; twelve grandchildren and spouses, Charles (Lynn) Iles Jr., Gretchen (Kevin) Klug, Jenny (Brian) Ertman, Heidi Iles, Peter (Beka) Iles, Jodi Iles, Sarah Iles, Timothy Iles Jr., Josh (DeeDee) Iles, Nick (Becky) Iles, Andrew Iles, and Warren Iles Jr.; eleven great-grandchildren, Haley, Emma, Jacob, Madelynn, Ben, Daniel, James, Aden, Caleb, Jayden and Chase; one brother, Edwin Iles and his wife Betty; two sisters-in-law, Yolanda Meyer and Barbara Fritz; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by two infant sons, Elton Jr. and Robert Iles; two sisters and one brother, Marie Iles, Margaret Weberg and her husband Harry, and Clarence Iles and his wife Carrie; Funeral service will take place on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1020 Court St. Rev. Carl T. Otto will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be under the auspices of American Legion Post #439. His family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and then at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church General Fund.