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Ernest "Ernie" Stephan

November 6, 1928 June 5, 2019
Ernest "Ernie" Stephan
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Ernest “Ernie” Stephan, 90, of Wausaukee, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He was born to the late Richard and Ida (Schittek) Stephan November 6, 1928 in Coleman. Ernie was a veteran of both the Army and the Air Force including serving in Vietnam and Korea. He was never without an amusing war story and a good laugh. Ernie worked in the Air Force as a load master where he became part of the service meals-on-wheels and later worked as a volunteer for Marinette Elderly Services meals-on-wheels for which he was the recipient of the Green Bay Packers Community Quarterback Award.
Surviving are 2 sisters, Ellen Swenson and Donna Ziegler and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters, Helen (Jack) Walz, Emma (Kenneth) Boehmke, Adeline (Melvin) Ruud, Gertrude (Tom) Galbreath, Grace (Robert) Richards; 3 brothers, Melvin (Eve) Stephan, Richard Stephan and Robert Stephan and 2 brothers-in-law, Jerry Ziegler and Loyal Swenson.
The family will greet relatives and friends Sunday, June 9th at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main St., Coleman from 11 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 1 PM with Pastor Lina Wittmann officiating. Military Honors will be given by the Coleman American Legion Post 280. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Marinette County Elderly Services or the Coleman American Legion Post 280. Please visit RhodesCharapata.com to express online condolences.


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11:00 AM 6/9/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 6/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
Rhodes-Charapata - Coleman

235 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 241
Coleman, WI 54112

Rhodes-Charapata - Coleman
235 E. Main Street Coleman 54112 WI
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1:00 PM 6/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
Rhodes-Charapata - Coleman

235 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 241
Coleman, WI 54112

Rhodes-Charapata - Coleman
235 E. Main Street Coleman 54112 WI
United States
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