Elsie A. Ernst, 90


Elsie A. Ernst was born to eternal life on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the age of 90.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Ernst; son, Walter Ernst; and grandchildren, Alan Fiedler, Steven Ernst, Robert Ernst and Sarah Vitse.

Elsie was born on April 1, 1923, in Freistadt, the daughter of Bernard Schoessow and Rose (nee Lueder) Schoessow. She was united in marriage to Elmer J. Ernst on Aug. 21, 1943, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Freistadt. Their marriage was blessed with seven children.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (Larry) Fiedler of Prospect, Conn., Sandra Ernst Anderson of Saukville, Nancy (Al) Vitse of Grafton, Greg (Susan) Ernst of Mequon, Kevin Ernst of Mequon, and Mark (Laurie) Ernst of Belvidere, Ill.; and daughter- in-law, Cheryl Ernst of Pewaukee. Elsie was blessed with grandchildren, Scott (Mary) Ernst of Pleasant Prairie, Paul (Farrah) Fiedler of Cheshire, Conn., Dr. Ben (Melissa) Ernst of Appleton, Jacob Ernst of Waukesha, Nick (Liz) Vitse of Grafton, Tyler (Lindsay) Vitse of Grafton, Chris Anderson of Janesville, Alexa (fiancÚ Ben Bloomer) Ernst of Minneapolis, and Brady Ernst of Madison; and great-grandchildren, Timothy, Hayley, and Kyle Fiedler; Ryan, Annalee, and Drew Ernst. She is further survived by sisters, Lillian Stern of Thiensville, Bernice Werner of West Bend, Cecelia Schoessow of Fort Collins, Colo.; a brother, Gerhardt (Dorothy) Schoessow of Mequon; brothersin- law, Elroy Ernst and John (Marie) Ernst; and sisters-in-law, Norma Schoessow, Ruth Knuth, Alice Frenz, Gert Ernst, and Irmgard (Les) Tews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Freistadt. Interment will take place at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery Freistadt. Visitation will be on Thursday at the church from noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or Lasata Care Center appreciated. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Elsie A. Ernst video tribute or to send online condolences.

The family of Elsie would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the warm-hearted caregivers at Lasata Care Center for their devoted and thoughtful care of our mother. We also wish to convey our appreciation to Dr. Andy Knoernschild for his personal and devoted care.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.