Lucille M. Ernst, 84

Lucille M. Ernst (nee Staus) of Cedarburg passed away peacefully at 
home on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2011, at the age of 84.
Lucille was born on May 2, 1927, in Hartland to Walter and Anna (nee 
Schlafer) Staus and married Elroy Ernst on Nov. 26, 1949, at St. 
Paulís United Church of Christ in Erin.

Lucille was a long-time active member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 
in Freistadt. She was also active in many card clubs and domino 
clubs.  She also enjoyed ceramics and needlepoint.

She is survived by her husband, Elroy of Cedarburg; children, Wayne 
of Cedarburg, Douglas (Karen) of Mequon, Susan (James) Grube of 
Cedarburg, Sally (Ronald) OíNeill of Grafton and Laureen Ernst of 
Cedarburg; grandchildren, Kelly (Kane) Jowers of Brookfield, Tracy 
Ernst of West Bend, Heidi (friend Carlos) Ernst of West Allis, Ted 
Grube of Cedarburg, Joe (Theresa) Grube of Cedarburg, Patrick Grube 
of Madison, Jody Spitler of Port Washington, Katherine Spitler of 
Cedarburg and Stacy Spitler of Port Washington; great-grandchildren, 
Taylor and Luke Jowers, Hailee Ruiz and Riley Loper; brothers, Edward 
and Howard Staus of Hartland; and a sister, Beatrice (Russ) Kulick of 
Sussex. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wes.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at Trinity 
Ev. Lutheran Church Freistadt, 10729 W. Freistadt Road, Mequon. 
Interment was in the church cemetery.  Visitation was held at the 
church on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Go and Grow Fund are 

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg assisted the family 
with arrangements.