Lavern A. "Ernie" Easler, 87, of Butler passed away at 4 p.m. Friday at his home.
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He was born on Dec. 17, 1926, in Shaler Township, to the late Albert Easler and Gertrude (Hufnagel) Easler.
Ernie worked for the Armour Meat Packing Co. as a mechanic at Herr's Island in Pittsburgh.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the European Theater.
Ernie was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 118 in Millvale. He was deeply devoted to his fellow veterans.
Ernie was a Catholic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, gardening, traveling, and reading.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Dolores M. Easler, who he married on Sept. 18, 1947; his son, Rick A. Easler and his wife, Kim, of Glenshaw; his daughter, Trudy E. Banks and her husband, John, of Connoquenessing; his grandson, Sean Easler of Glenshaw; his sister, Rita Mae Kunz of Baden; his sister-in-law, Sylvia Easler of Allison Park, and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sylvan "Red" Easler, and his sister, Garnetta Perkins.
Easler- There will be no public visitation or funeral services for Lavern A. "Ernie" Easler, who passed away Friday, April 11, 2014.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.
Memorials are suggested to the DAV General Butler 64, P.O. Box 1728, Butler, PA 16003.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St
Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on Apr. 14, 2014