Sara Ellen Ernst, 83, of Cedar Rapids, died on Monday, April 2, 2018. Funeral Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Hillside Wesleyan Church, Cedar Rapids, by Pastor Kirk Statler. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. J. Richard Ernst; children, Joy Ernst, John Ernst, and Jerry (Abbey) Ernst; grandchildren,… Read More » Daniel, Aaron, and Brandon Rowland, Jacob and Jonna Ernst, and Gabriel, Harper and Josiah Ernst; brother, Jack (Jeanne) Lee; sister-in-law, Lois Lee; and many nieces and nephews.
Sara was born August 2, 1934, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the daughter of John and Florence (Jenkins) Lee. On June 30, 1955, she married Joseph Richard Ernst in Aberdeen. Sara was a faithful partner in ministry with her husband. She will be remembered for her gift of music she shared with the church for many years, along with various children’s ministries.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Lee; sister, Martha Hovrud; half-brothers, Bernard and Richard Martin; and a half-sister, Violet Egger.
Memorials are suggested to Hillside Wesleyan Church or Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sara Ernst 2018.SOURCE
Death notice for the town of: Marion, state: IA