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Harvey "Skip" Ernst

June 4, 1936 February 14, 2019
Harvey "Skip" Ernst
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Obituary for Harvey "Skip" Ernst

Harvey G. “Skip” Ernst age 82 of Richland Center passed away in his sleep after a short illness on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Schmitt Woodland Hills. Skip was born on June 4, 1936 to Harvey “Butch” and Evelyn (Pipcorn) Ernst in Marshfield, WI. He spent most of his childhood in Richland Center but moved with his family his sophomore year of high school to LaFarge, WI where he was very proud of the basketball team he played on, graduating from LaFarge High School. Skip served our country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1962. He married the love of his life, Marilyn Miller of LaFarge on July 28, 1956. Skip and Marilyn were avid Wisconsin Badger Hockey fans and loved dancing together. He was the 4th generation meat cutter, and worked in several butcher shops as well as running his own mobile meat cutting service for years. Skip was the Richland Center distributor for the Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times and worked for Dairy Herd Improvement Association for many years. He was a member of the Richland Center American Legion, an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he was a lay minister and helped mentor the youth. He served as Scout Master for troop #81 in Richland Center and loved to ride his Honda Silver Wing with his sons. After Marilyn passed away Skip became very involved in GRACE. Survivors include 2 sons, Thomas (Karen) Ernst of Ontario, WI, Tim Ernst of Winona, MN, 5 grandchildren, Nathan (Molly) Ernst of St. Cloud, MN, David Ernst of Texas, Grant (Amber) Ernst of Richland Center, Angeline Ernst of Olympia, WA, Alissa Ernst of La Crosse, WI, 2 great grandchildren, Teddy and Heidi of St. Cloud, MN, a sister, Audrey (David) Clift of Pardeeville, WI, various nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Butch and Evelyn Ernst and wife Marilyn Ernst. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Richland Center. Rev. Michelle Elfers will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will be held at the Dell Cemetery in Vernon County at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to GRACE or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Mar

9:00 AM 3/9/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

479 S. Park St.
Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581

St. John's Lutheran Church
479 S. Park St. Richland Center 53581 Wisconsin
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Mar

11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

479 S. Park St.
Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581

St. John's Lutheran Church
479 S. Park St. Richland Center 53581 Wisconsin
United States
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