Anton A. Ellert

Anton A. Ellert, 87, father of Adolf Ellert of Hobe Sound, died June 4,2011, at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart. Born in Djokjakarta, Indonesia, he previously lived in Springfield, Mass., before moving to Stuart in 2000. He was a veteran of the KNIL (Royal Dutch Indies Army) and a POW in Burma during WWII. He retired from the Royal Dutch Army in 1959. An avid sports fan, he supported his children/grandchildren in youth sports and could always be seen rooting them on in the stands. He attended Peace Presbyterian Church in Stuart, Florida. In addition to his son, Anton, he survived by his wife of 63 years, Lilian D. (Van Kervel) Ellert of Stuart, and daughters, Elize Beauvais of Springfield, Mass., Joyce Lemire of Springfield, Mass.; and Irene Balise of West Springfield, Mass.; nine grandchildren, Scott, Joseph, Andrea, Melanie, Danielle, Nick, Andrew, Alex and Barret; and five great grandchildren, Cabielyn, Stuart, Kaliana, Evelyn and Owen.