John A. Ernst, 72, of rural Grand Pass, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Mike Koch will officiate. Pianist Julie Lewis will provide music. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Grand Pass. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Born July 6, 1932, in Grand Pass, he was the son of the late Gustave J. Ernst and Della Reker Ernst. On Oct. 7, 1951, he married Mildred Ware, who survives of the home. He had lived in Grand Pass his entire life. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Grand pass and a farmer and owner/operator of John Ernst Construction Company.
Additional survivors include one son, Charles "Chuck" Ernst of Kansas City, Kan.; and one daughter, Kathy Ernst of Springfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, John Robert Ernst.