Relationship to conference: Retired elder
Date of death: May 17, 2019 at age 90
Arrangements: A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. May 22, at River Hills UMC (11100 River Hills Dr., Burnsville). A visitation will take place May 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at White Funeral Home (12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville) and at the church one hour prior to the funeral.
Appointment information: Rev. Ernst was ordained as a deacon in 1980 and as an elder in 1985. He served Minnesota churches in Randolph (now Christ UMC of Cannon Falls), Stanton, and Hector. He retired in 1994.
Rev. Ernst is survived by his children, John (Mary) Ernst, Debra Ernst, and Janet Ernst; four granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Ernst.
Memorials are preferred to River Hills UMC.
Cards of condolence can be sent to John Ernst, 1513 Raleigh Dr., Burnsville, MN 55337.
An obituary was published on the White Funeral Home website and in the Star Tribune on May 19, 2019.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church