Ernest "Ernie" Sader

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church North, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, for Ernest "Ernie" Sader, 92, formerly of Port Washington, Mequon and Crivitz, who died Monday, April 17, 2006 at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend, where he had been a resident since November. Burial will be in St. James Rose Hill Cemetery in Sussex. Visitation at the church Thursday from 5 p.m. until time of service. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ernie was born Jan. 2, 1914 in Ramona, Kan., son of Peter and Katrina Sader. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving in North Africa and England. On Dec. 10, 1943 he married Fern Pentony at St. Rose Catholic Church in Milwaukee. He worked as a mechanic at American Can Co. in Milwaukee, retiring in 1975 after 26 years.

Mr. Sader was a former member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Milwaukee and was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg, the Howard Schroeder American Legion Post in Mequon and a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife Fern of Cedarburg; children Donna Baumgartner of Leesburg, Fla., Linda (Daniel) Ramthun of Grafton, Judith (James) Ramthun of Cedarburg and David (Joyce) Sader of York, S.C.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

Memorials to the family appreciated. Leave online condolences at www.eernissefuneralhome.com