NEW?ULM - Ernest P.G. Stoltenburg peacefully entered his eternal home on June 9, 2014 at the age of 97 years.
A visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, June 12, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 13, at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, South Dakota with Pastor Paul Janke officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown, South Dakota with full military honors being conducted by the South Dakota National Guard Funeral Detail.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service at church on Friday.
The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements.
To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.
Ernie is survived by his son, Ned (Myrna) of Maquoketa, Iowa; daughters, Nancy (Tim) Schumann of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Marcia (Bob) Hutchins of Prior Lake, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Helen Stoltenburg of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, LaDonna (Howard) Puder of Rochester, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Florine, in 2007; sons, Mark in 1966 and John in 2008; grandson, Eric Stoltenburg; and by his siblings.
Ernie was a faithful Christian, a loving husband and father, and a baker most of his working life. He was a WWll veteran who proudly served his country. He lovingly taught his children about their Savior, and set a wonderful example of love and faithfulness to Florine.
A special thanks to all who cared for Ernie. He had many excellent caregivers, but none better than his daughter, Marcia, and her family who tirelessly cared for both Ernie and Florine.