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Donald Ernzen

Donald Ernzen

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Donald Thomas Ernzen, 92, of rural Easton, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his home. He was born July 11, 1927, in Easton, Kan., the son of Nicholas and Barbara (Wagner) Ernzen.

On Oct. 8, 1947, he married Edith Marie Ernzen. They were married for 68 years. She preceded him in death December 19, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother Nicholas Ernzen Jr.

Donald was a lifelong Easton resident. After the sudden death of his father at 16, Donald started his lifelong farming career. He graduated from Easton High School in 1945.

He is survived by his children and grandchildren, Marcia (Michael) Robinson, Brian, Ben and Erin; Mark (Peggy) Ernzen, Jason, Justin, Chad and Jared; Bart (Karen) Ernzen, Danielle, Emily, Caleb and Cassie; Rick (Gwen) Ernzen, Christy, Stephanie, Anna and Jacob; Leigh Ann (Kenneth) Moore; Matthew (Deborah) Ernzen, Chelsea, Jennah and John; and Paula (James) Murphy, Colin, Ryan and Luke; 47 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Herken.

Donald was devoted to improving his community. He was the President of the Farm Bureau, a member of the Easton School Board and a board member for the rural water district. Donald was also a lifelong parishioner at St. Joseph of the Valley-St. Lawrence Parish.

He was passionate about his faith, his loving family and his dairy farm.

The family would like to acknowledge the special care giver, Candice Bruna, LPN, who loved and supported Donald and his wife Edith before her passing, for the last 7 years. They would also like to give a special thank you to Encompass Home Health and Hospice System for all of their professional care.

Services will be private for the family only. Memorials are suggested to Christ Peace House of Prayer or St. Joseph of the Valley-St. Lawrence Parish.
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Lewis Culbertson

Posted at 09:26pm
Deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. Your family's are in our prayers. Lewis and Marilyn Culbertson
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Posted at 06:54pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Hillary Wagner, Matt Wagner, Greg and Emily List.
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Charlene Zink

Posted at 11:06am
Please know that the Betty Pierron Family is sending prayers for your family. Mom wishes she could be with you in this time of sorrow. There is a grand reunion happening above and Mom said she should be there with all of them. But, God needs her here. She is still making quilts for CASA children and veterans and she made many masks for the residents and staff at Homestead. Donald was such a sweet man, always having a smile for us.
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Steve & Jodie Wagner

Posted at 06:04pm
Every time I visited my family, I always tried to visit Sam and Donald. Truly, some of the best people in the world. You have our deepest condolence
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Terry & Kay Campbell

Posted at 02:21pm
To the Ernzen Families,
So sorry to learn of Don's passing. We send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Terry & Kay Campbell
 
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patbrox@rainbowtel.net Posted at 11:17am

To the Ernzen family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Donald will be remembered as the oldest grandchildren of John & Kate Wagner. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and praying for peace and comfort. Tony & Pat Brox
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