November 21, 1991
Obituary-Louis C. Ernst
Louis C. Ernst, 77, Onaga, died late Sunday, November 17, 1991, at a Topeka hospital.
Mr. Ernst was a rural mail carrier out of the Soldier Post Office for 20 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the Second Army Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart twice and Bronze Star and Silver Star awards.
He was born July 4, 1914, in Mayetta, the son of George and Hallie Fairbank Ernst. He was graduated from Soldier High School in 1932 and lived in the Soldier area until he moved to Onaga 25 years ago.
He was married to June Hoover March 28, 1949, in Topeka. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Sherry Blumberg, Topeka, Major Sandra Rogers, Cabot, Ark., and Susan Sutherland, Hiawatha; a son, Steven Ernst, Salina; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Services were at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Mercer Funeral Home, in Holton. Burial was in Soldier Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Soldier.
June Eloise Hoover Ernst
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