Ernest F. “Ernie” Moening, age 77 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. Friday, October 25 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Ernest Fred Moening was born October 12, 1942 in Melrose, Minnesota to Fred and Zita (Herzog) Moening. On May 8, 1965 he was united in marriage to Geraldine Korte at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Ernie drove truck for National Foods, worked in gas and fuel transportation, and ended his trucking career at Minnesota Sawdust.
Ernie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and being outdoors.
Survivors include his children, Chris (Renee) Moening of Elk River, Kelly (Ralph) Revermann of Melrose, John (Amy) Moening of Melrose, and Steven (Lisa) Moening of Sauk Centre; ten grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and sisters, LeEtta (Dolan) Benolken, Arlene (Charlie) Pflipsen, LouAnn Brinkman, Roselyn (Jim) Matchinsky, Barb (Bob) Piper, and Deb (Tom) Burg; sister-in-law, Arlene Moening; and brother-in-law, Harry Sundermann.
Ernie was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Geri” Moening; parents; brother, Ken Moening; sister, Mary Sundermann; brother-in-law, Ron Brinkman; and nephew, Bob Brinkman.
Serving as casket bearers will be Brock Markham, Alex Moening, Chase Moening, Cole Moening, Zachary Moening, and Austin Moening. Cross bearer will be Abby Tadych and scripture bearer will be Alicia Moening. Lectors will be Jordan Moening and Holly Markham. Gift bearers will be Kiki Field and Ben Revermann. Words of Remembrance before mass will be read by Alicia Moening. Mass servers will be Robert “Buddy” and Pat Moening.
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