Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eugene 'Gene' E. Ernst

Eugene “Gene” E. Ernst, age 72, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his residence. Gene was born in Racine on May 19, 1940, son of the late Eugene E. and Dorothy M. (Nee: Drought) Ernst.

Gene graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1958.” He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He retired from Lucent Technologies after thirty-six years of service and for the following nine years worked as a courier at the Bank of Elmwood. An avid Packer and Brewer fan, Gene also enjoyed daily news and dining out with family and friends.

Survivors include his sons, Mark Ernst of Racine, James (Rainie) Ernst of Racine; his two grandchildren, Dale and Casey; his significant other, Karen Nelsen; other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Swanson officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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