Norman John Ernst

  • Born: June 24, 1925
  • Died: September 29, 2018
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Norman John Ernst passed away on September 29, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1925 in Avoca, Iowa to parents John and Linnie Ernst. He was raised in Mansfield, Missouri and lived for fifty years in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where he worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and farmed before moving to his Hollow Rock Creek property near Bastrop, Texas in 2001. For the past ten years he resided at Westminster Manor in Austin.

Norman served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corp from January 1944 to February 1946 and received a degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University. Norman's passions were bluegrass music, farm auctions, and using his tools to build things in his shop.

Norman is survived by three children, Cliff Ernst and wife Martha, Lee Ernst and wife Lisa, Cindy Dremely and husband Mark, four grandchildren, Rex Mitchell and wife Tawni, Elizabeth Ernst-Miller and husband Robbie, Allison Ernst, and Shelby Dremely, and two great grandchildren, Mary and Kathryn Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Kathy and much loved grandson Brooks Dremely.

There will be a visitation at Weed-Corley-Fish North, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin the evening of Thursday, October 4 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Services will be held on Friday, October 5 at 10:00 am at Weed-Corley-Fish North. Graveside service will follow at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Westminster Manor and all of Norman's caregivers, especially Gale and Adja, for the wonderful care they provided to him the past few years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 851 Recovery Foundation, 24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1304, Houston, Texas, 77046, supporting spinal cord injury survivors.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Cliff and Martha, I remember your dad from his days in Bastrop. He lived a good life and is now with your mom. Both great people. Stephanie Jenkins, Bastrop, Texas

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2018


"Praying that God will comfort your heart uplift your spirits, and carry you through this time of sadness, ease your sorrow soothe your soul.
Gale McNelty

Posted by Gale McNelty McNelty - Austin, TX   October 04, 2018

Cliff, I am so sorry to read about your dad. Thinking of all of the Ernst family at this time. Sincerely, Rita Inlow Bibles, Bartlesville, OK

Posted by Rita Inlow Bibles - Bartlesville, OK - Classmate   October 03, 2018

We are sending our sincere condolences to the entire Ernst family. Norman was a kind and gentle human being who touched all the lives os those who knew him. He will be missed by all.

Posted by Jan King - Austin, TX - Friend   October 03, 2018

It was a pleasure seeing Norman at several venues where the band played music. Good memories.

Posted by John Wilson - Round Rock, TX   October 02, 2018

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

Posted by Adja Dia - Austin, TX - Significant Other   October 02, 2018

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