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Joseph Ernie

August 23, 1941 — February 5, 2014

Joseph "Joe" Conrad Ernie, age 72 of Hancock, passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Throughout his battle, Joe always had a positive outlook and kept his head high. He was born on August 23, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Joseph C. and Mabel (Hartman) Ernie. Joe went to work at a young age and worked in various capacities but mostly as an electrician and mechanic. On February 14, 1992 he married Karen Ann (Ryle) Reichardt in Chicago, IL. The couple resided in Lake Geneva for many years. Joe was a hardworking and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Joe is survived by his wife: Karen Ernie; children: Louise (Scott) Reinier, Mark (Nellie) Angel, Donna Sanford, Kimberley (Patrick) Sweetie, Heather Ryle; grandchildren: Amber (Clint Fechtner) Reichardt, Bob and Chris Jagodzinski, Colin and Joshua Sanford,Tristen and Tyler Sweetie, Jasmyn Shaw, Mark, Matthew and Mariah Saler, James Reinier; great grandchildren: Ayden and Rhylygh Fechtner; sister: Josephine Ernie; special friends: Jamie Krol and Dave Jagodzinski; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Dorothy Worstat and Geraldine Morey and three brothers: Fredrick, Johnny and Henry Ernie.

Funeral services will be held at 6PM on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield. The family will greet relatives and friends from 5PM until the time of service at 6PM at Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield.

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