Ernie Chounard of Muskego found peace Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the age of 67.
He was the dear husband of Jean Borkhus; loving father of Jeremy (Michelle) Chounard and Nicole Chounard; and beloved brother of Barbara (Art) Amundson, Charlene (Eddie) Oszusik and Cheri (Tony) Pease.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Susan Chounard.
Ernie was loved and will be remembered by other relatives and many dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 4, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a memorial service at 3 p.m.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Waukesha County Humane Society or the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Canine Unit.
Ernie was a proud Marine who served in Vietnam.
After his Vietnam service, he began his career in law enforcement. He worked as a police officer in the Port Royal South Carolina Police Department. Upon returning to Wisconsin, he continued his law enforcement career with the Waukesha County Sheriff Department.
Special thanks to the staff and doctors at the VA Medical Center for their compassionate care.
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.