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Dagnija (Parupe) Ernins, 79

Dagnija (Parupe) Ernins, age 79 of Mountain Home passed away April 10, 2012. She was born Oct. 17, 1932 in Riga, Latvia to Amalija and Krisjanis Parupe. She lived in Riga until 1945 when she and her mother fled to Germany because of Soviet occupation.She lived in the Augsburg Hochfeld Displaced Persons camp in Germany.

Mrs. Ernins came to the United States in 1951 where she graduated from Proviso High School in Maywood, Il. and went on to attend University of Illinois at Navy Pier, Chicago. She married Imants Ernins April 23, 1955. They raised their family in Franklin Park, Il. 1957-1986. She was a Secretary at Pure Oil until 1964; Assistant to Dr. Ralph E. Bass, Optometrist and secretary at Binks Mfg. both in Franklin Park, Il. until 1985 when she and Imants moved to Clarkridge, Ar. and owned and operated Treasure Cove Resort for 8 years. Retired to Mountain Home, Ar. where she resided until her death. Husband, Imants, preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1997.

Survivors include: a son, Robert (Bob) Ernins of Battlefield, Mo; a daughter, Silva (Ernins) Kalbas (Jody) of Conrad, Mt. Grandchildren: Kendra (Kalbas) Haugen of Edina, Mn. Karin Kalbas of Bozeman, Mt. Gregg Kalbas of Conrad, Mt.Nephews: Arvo and Victor Eilau. Niece: Helvi Allman Sister-in-Law: Ilga Eilau

Services will be held 2:30 PM Saturday April 21, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mountain Home Ar. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Mountain Home Humane Society.

Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Baxter Bulletin on Apr. 18, 2012
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