Ernest Bayerl, 95

Ernest W. “Ernie” Bayerl, 95, of Glencoe, MN, formerly of Winsted, MN, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at GlenFields Living with Care.

He was born April 13, 1928, in Winsted, the son of Joseph and Johanna (Libei) Bayerl.

Ernie honorably served his country in the United States Army.

Ernest W. Bayerl and Janet C. Cacka were joined in holy marriage Nov. 24, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake, MN. God blessed their marriage with two children, Steve and Kathy.

He was formerly employed at J.R. Clark as an assembler.

Ernie enjoyed gardening, yardwork, and birds.

Ernie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 8253. He was also a member of the Winsted American Legion Post 407.

He is survived by two children, Stephen (Kathleen) Bayerl of Buffalo, MN, and Kathy Mathews of Glencoe; three grandchildren, Nathan (Misty) Bayerl, Nicholas Mathews, and Danielle (Cameron) Palmer; three great-grandchildren, Henry, Audrey, and Elma; a sister-in-law, LaVonne Cacka; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Janet; his parents; son-in-law, Dean Mathews; brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Martha Bayerl; brother, Isadore Bayerl; brother-in-law, Lorin Cacka; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Francis and Elaine Otten; niece and nephew, Joyce and Joe Quast; nephew, Gary Corr; and nephew, Ron Bayerl.

A Mass of Christian burial for Ernest “Ernie” Bayerl will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Matthew Wiering will be the celebrant.

Interment with military rites will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will take place Friday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus rosary at 6 p.m.  and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Further visitation will take place Saturday morning, Sept. 16, at the funeral home, one hour prior to Mass.

Lavon Kielkucki will be the organist for the Mass.

Honorary casket bearers will be Elma, Henry, Audrey, Marlys, Joan, Joyce, Mary, Ann, Ron, Jean, and Carol.

Casket bearers will be Bruce Otten, Chuck Otten, Mike Otten, Mark Cacka, Paul Cacka, and Joe Bayerl.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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