Albert Gaylin Earnst, 72, of 637 Spruce, died on Monday (Nov. 18, 2013) in his home. He was born on March 14, 1941, in Quincy, a son of Albertrum Levi and Mary Ellen Cadwallader Earnst. He married Patricia "Pat" Earnst on Oct. 19, 1963, in St. Francis Catholic Church. She died Sept. 18, 2010. He worked at Electric Wheel for more than 20 years as an electrician. He also worked at Larry's Tavern and later retired from Home Depot. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963 aboard the USS Boxer. Albert liked to collect baseball cards and play euchre, and loved the Chicago Cubs. Survivors include his children, Ricky Earnst and his wife, Marla, Laura Tournear and her husband, Marlon, all of Quincy, and Jeff Earnst and wife, Kim, of Beardstown; grandchildren, Katie and Patrick Lambert, Cory Earnst, Kaylamarie and Ronald Tournear, all of Quincy, and Dalton and Amelia Gallaher of Beardstown; two great-grandchildren, Kaceson and Karson McGlaughlin; and a special family friend, Melvin Kindhart. Nieces and nephews also survive, including Jimmy and Chris Broemmer and Kim Peters. In addition to his wife, Albert was preceded in death by his parents; a sister in infancy; and a grandson, Victor Lambert. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites at the cemetery. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com.
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Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
Quincy, IL 62301
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2013