Ernest Strom(1965 - 2013)

Ernest "Ernie" Strom

Sioux Falls, SD - Ernest D. "Ernie" Strom, 47, died Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD after a long battle with Huntington's Disease.

A visitation will be at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Miller West Funeral Chapel, 6200 W. 41st St. A funeral service will be 1:30 pm Friday, December 3, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Orland, SD.

Ernest Duane "Ernie" Strom, the son of David and Betty (Wilcox) Strom was born in December of 1965 in Sioux Falls, SD. He played the trumpet in the Lincoln High School Band, where he graduated from in 1984. Ernie then enrolled in the U.S. Navy, where he served for six years as a disbursement officer. He then studied accounting at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, graduating in 1992.

In 1992, Ernie was united in marriage with Teresa Shumaker at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in rural Orland, SD. The couple were later divorced.

Ernie was employed for Killian Community College, first as a part-time instructor and then as an accountant. He then worked for Park Grant as an accountant, and later at Computer Solutions as an accounting manager. In 2002, Ernie worked as an accounting manager for Fireplace Professionals.

Ernie greatly enjoyed sports. He liked to casually play with friends, and also watch sports on television, especially the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins. He also collected sports trading cards. Ernie had an interest in politics and music.

Grateful for having shared his life are his mother, Betty Strom of Sioux Falls; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, David, on November 27, 2007; an infant brother, Michael, in 1977; and his grandparents.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Sioux Valley Chapter Huntington's or St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

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Miller West Funeral Home
6200 West 41st Street Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 361-6394

Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 31, 2013