Donald Ernzen

Donald Ernzen

Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Donald Ernzen, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Donald Ernzen

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Donald's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Donald's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


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.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Ernzen, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Donald

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Donald Ernzen.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Donald here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Lewis Culbertson, Steve & Jodie Wagner, and other have sent flowers to the family of Donald Ernzen.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Lewis Culbertson

Posted at 09:26pm
Deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. Your family's are in our prayers. Lewis and Marilyn Culbertson
Flower Image

Lewis Culbertson purchased the Medium Dish Garden and planted a memorial tree for the family of Donald Ernzen. Send Flowers


Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 06:54pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Hillary Wagner, Matt Wagner, Greg and Emily List.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Donald Ernzen. Send Flowers


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.

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
Flower Image

Steve & Jodie Wagner purchased flowers for the family of Donald Ernzen. Send Flowers


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
P 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

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: