Dean Ernest Jr.

POWERS – Dean “Louie” L. Ernest Jr., 67, of Powers, passed away on Sunday Nov. 24, 2013, at Dickinson County Hospital in Iron Mountain, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on July 23, 1946, in Goshen, Ind., the son of the late Dean and Doris (Mansfield) Ernest Sr. On June 26, 1970, he married the former Rosemary McConnell in Goshen.

Dean will be remembered by his family and anyone who knew him as a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and friend to many.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Greg (Brenda) Ernest, Rob (Jamie) Ernest and Sid (Bridgette) Ernest; two brothers, John (Cindy) and Kenny Ernest; four sisters, Rebecca (Duane) Tepe, Linda Crossman, Mary Bachert and Joyce (Turk) Hargrove; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central time on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dean L. Ernest will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Wilson Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Tony Ludwig officiating.

Burial will take place in the Wilson Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

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