Vernon Henry Ernst

Funeral services for Vernon Henry Ernst, 84, of Glencoe were held Monday, Oct. 19, from the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Gerald Schwanke officiating.

Mr. Ernst died on Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at Glencoe Area Health Center.

Organist was Mary Mielke, and soloist RaNaye Odegaard sang "On Eagle's Wings." The congregational hymns were "Lift High the Cross" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."

Pallbearers were Duane Ernst, Gene Engelmann, Joel Dammann, Kermit Terlinden, Fredric Bargmann and Mark Boesche. Interment was in the Glencoe Cemetery.

Mr. Ernst was born to Louis and Marie (Machemehl) Ernst on March 20, 1914 in Bergen Township of McLeod County. He was baptized by the Rev. Walter Baumhofner on April 5, 1914 in the family's home. On April 1, 1928 he was confirmed in the faith at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. J.S. Schert.

Mr. Ernst attended school at District 19 in Bergen Township and later St. Peter Parochial.

On Oct. 10, 1937 Mr. Ernst was united in marriage with Vera Boesche at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Plato by the Rev. R.L. Ehlen. They made their home in Bergen Township from 1938-1980 where they farmed. In 1980, the Ernsts moved to their current home in Glencoe.

Mr. Ernst was always active at St. Peter Lutheran, serving as a past deacon, trustee, choir member, and Men's Club member. He also served on the boards of the REA, Bergen Township, Lester Prairie Creamery and Glencoe Co-op, and had sold insurance for the Sumter Mutual Fire Insurance Company for 32 years.

He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, watching baseball, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Vera, of Glencoe; daughter, Ardys Tallarico and husband, Edmund, of St. Paul; son, David Ernst and wife, Sharol, of Glencoe; grandchildren, Mark Tallarico and wife, Milissa, of Shoreview, Kimberly Tallarico of St. Paul, Todd Tallarico of St. Paul, Christine Ehnstrom and husband, Bill, of Cottage Grove, Torrey Ernst and wife, Amy, of St. Louis Park and Tristin Ernst and fiance, Jim Sprengeler, of Eden Prairie; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Nicole Tallarico, Alexandra Ernst; sister, Lillian Eggers of Minnetonka; brothers, Marvin Ernst and wife, Erna, of Florida, Ruben Ernst and wife, Bernice, of Glencoe; in-laws, Arnold and Clara Dammann of Lester Prairie, Sarah Terlinden of Glencoe, Laura Boesche of Chanhassen, Lois Bargmann of Glencoe, and Martha Bergquist of St. Louis Park; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Ernst was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, William Eggers, Eldora and Herbert Engelmann, Clifford Terlinden, Victor Boesche, Walter Bargmann and Carl H. Bergquist.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe handled arrangements.

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