Ernest L. "Ernie" Orth, 87
Oct. 4, 1926 - Dec. 30, 2013
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Ernest L. "Ernie" Orth, age 87 of Sauk Rapids, who passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013. Reverend Anthony Oelrich will officiate. Private interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Military Honors will take place on Friday at St. Augustine's Catholic Church.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Church.
Ernie was born on October 4, 1926 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to William and Olena (Lubesmeier) Orth. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Evelyn Kraemer on November 27, 1952 in Luxemburg, Minnesota. Ernie loved people and people loved him.
He is survived by his children, Richard L. Orth, Roxanne Maier (John); grandchildren, Jonathan Maier (Stacy), and Jessica Maier; great-grandchildren, Mary, Michael, Markos, Sia; brother, Johnny Walters; sisters, Lorraine Stein, and Rita Lehmeier.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn in 2005; brother, Gilbert Orth; and sister, Shirley Davidson.
Memorials preferred in Lieu of flowers.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 1, 2014