Lawrence James Ernster died Sept. 25. He was 86.

Mr. Ernster was born April 20, 1927, in St. Paul, Minn., to Nicholas Ernster and Anna Marthaler. He served in the Navy from 1944-’48, and married Darlene Cole in 1947.

He is survived by his wife Darlene; children, Herb Ernster, Linda (Larry) Zacher, John (Ruth) Ernster, Dan (Katrin) Ernster and Denisce (Barry) McIlvain; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis Church in Sherwood.