Kathleen Anna Ernst, age 88, of Ramsey (formerly of Buffalo), passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.
She was born the daughter of Louis Gebhardt and Celia (Klingelhoets) Gebhardt-Herbst of Waverly, and graduated from the Buffalo High School in 1942.
Kathleen is survived by four sons, Jim (Jackie) Ernst of Anoka, Jerry (Judy) Ernst of Winter Park, FL, Jay (Linda) Ernst, and Jack (Beverly) Ernst, all of Ramsey; two daughters, Judy (Elmer) Kuemper, and Susan (Chad) Watanabe, all of Ramsey; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Eloise Ness; and an infant daughter, Sharon.
Private graveside services will be held, with burial in the St. Marys Cemetery, Waverly.
Cards and memorials should be sent to 18649 Roanoke St. NW, Oak Grove, MN 55303.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.