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Margaret E. Ernst

Sharon, WI

Margaret E. Ernst, age 92, of Sharon, Wisconsin, formally of Battle Creek, MI. died Saturday January 17, 2015 at the Ridgestone Assisted Living Center in Delavan WI.  Margaret was born October 29, 1922 and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina to James and Edith (Lawrence) Edmondson.  Margaret was a supervisor at Blue Bell Factory prior to her marriage to Lt. Bill Ernst after WWII in 1946. Margaret was a devoted mother and homemaker.  She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aide and  the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.  She was a member of the Lakeview Schools PTA and loved caring for her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, listening to music, gardening and collecting Angels. 

Margaret is survived by daughters, Katherine "Kathy" (Rev. Dale) Blanchard of Sharon, WI; Karen L. Heath of St. Joseph, MI; sons: Ronald A. Ernst of Battle Creek, MI; Karl R. (Barbara) Ernst of Siler City, NC; and Robert K. Ernst of Bellevue, MI.  Six grandchildren, one great grandchild, sister Louise Turner of Greensboro, NC; and a brother, Dallas (Becky) Edmonson of Greensboro, NC. Margaret is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. William S. Ernst in 1998; son, William K. Ernst in 1989; brother James Edmondson in 1980, and a sister Rose Baucom in 2014.

The family will receive friends and family from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday January 22, 2015 at St. Paul Evangelical Church, 349 Capital Ave, NE, Battle Creek MI.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at the Church. Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery at 2 PM.  Memorials are preferred over flowers and may be given to the Rook Memorial Fund, American Legion or Salvation Army.  Arrangements are by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.  Visit Margaret's webpage at www.bachmanhebble.com.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 19, 2015
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