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Darrell L. Ernst, Sr.

November 6, 1926 February 7, 2019
Darrell L. Ernst, Sr.
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Darrell L. Ernst, Sr. (92) died peacefully at his home in Voorhees, NJ, formerly of Cherry Hill. Darrell was born in a small town in Southeastern Minnesota. He was raised on a farm with his nine siblings. Darrell’s father died when he was 17 years old which put him in the role of caretaker of the family farm and his younger siblings. He was always a very hard worker and took pride in this work. After moving to the city of Rochester, he held various jobs and then met his beloved wife, Annie. They married in Hollywood, Florida on March 18, 1955. The following year Darrell survived a horrific construction accident which left him impaled on two reinforcement rods. A true miracle that he survived and many have read the story and have seen the pictures to prove it! Darrell & Annie ended up settling in Cherry Hill, NJ where he worked as an Ironworker for Local #399 for 25 years. In addition to his work as an ironworker, he volunteered his time primarily at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. He held many positions within the church and was notably known as “Mr. Fix-it”!!! He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #21 and an associate member of the Erlton Fire Company #1. He was well respected for his kind heart, honesty and incredible work ethic. Darrell enjoyed traveling the country attending many Ernst Family Reunions, wood working, gardening and most importantly spending time with his family.

Beloved husband of the late Annie Y. (nee King). Loving father of Darrell L. Ernst, Jr. (Robin) of Cherry Hill, NJ; Pamela Coxson (Paul) of Voorhees, NJ and Denise Wilson (Rob) of Voorhees, NJ. Devoted grandfather of Ryan and Travis Coxson, Zachary and Jillian Wilson and Darrell L. Ernst III. Dear brother of Burton Ernst of Deer Park, WA, sister-in-law Midge Ernst (Layton) of Plainview, MN.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd & Christine (Wangsness) Ernst, brothers & sisters-in-law Raymond (Dora Hair) Ernst, Dr. Leonard (Eleanor Madsen) Ernst, Dr. Robert D. Ernst and Layton Ernst; sisters and brothers-in-law Florence Lee (Ernie), Delores Grieff (John), Arleen Whitcomb (Walt), Marilyn Kiefer (Rick) and sister-in-law Nona Ernst.

Relatives and friends will gather on Saturday March 2, 2019 from 9 to 11am at St. Andrews United Methodist Church 327 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Memorial service will follow at 11am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church at the above address. Please visit schetterfh.com to share your condolences with the family.


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Gathering

Saturday

2

Mar

9:00 AM 3/2/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church

327 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church
327 Marlton Pike West Cherry Hill 08002 NJ
United States

Service

Saturday

2

Mar

11:00 AM 3/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church

327 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church
327 Marlton Pike West Cherry Hill 08002 NJ
United States

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Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church

327 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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