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Judith Ann Ernst

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“We are so sorry for your loss! Judy was a great lady. She was a long time member and friend of us all at Benona Shores and the Hukill Family. She...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Brian &Dawn; Hukill

“Judy was one of my best friends. We knew each other from ages 5 to 78. She was a loyal person and was my contact for my other friends from Shelby...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Ryan

“Shas, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We know how special she is to your family. much love in this difficult time. ”
3 of 34 | Posted by: Karen and Lea

“Otto, Linda, Mary Jo, Sharon, Kathy, Sue, and Ben, we offer our sincere condolences on Judy's passing. She was so thoughtful, as was shown in all...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Judie McGovern

“Otto and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts will be with you in the coming months. Doc & Maythia Johnson, Karin and Kirsten ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Karin Werlang

“I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was a very special lady. It was a privilege to have known her. ”
6 of 34 | Posted by: Carol & John Heykoop

“Thinking of you Ben today as I read the obituaries we will be in route to Florida on the funeral date but please know we are thinking of you and the...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Keith Hoffman

“Deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Judy. You all were blessed by the love you shared with each other and your sense of "family". Judy...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Laura Beyer

“How sad to hear that Judy has died. Growing up next door to her, Otto and the girls, we had many conversations over countless cups of tea. She may...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Sylvia Klaker

“Otto and girls Jerome and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers love to you all Jerome and Lisa Wisniewski ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa Wisniewski - Whitehall, MI

“Otto and family. You are in our thoughts and we are so sorry for your loss. Love to you and yours. Patti, Lenora, and Norm ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Patti Sargent - Montague, MI

“To All of the Ernst Family,I am so sorry to see this and to Linda mayyour Mom's special love for you live in your heart forever! My condolences to...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Sandra Gunn - Muskegon, MI

“Otto and girls, we are so sorry for your loss. I was in to pray with Judy on Sunday but realized she had passed. So thankful for the times I was...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Tanis - Whitehall

“Ben, Sue and the Family of Judy Ernst: I am deeply sorry for your loss. I had been told of Judy's illness but was not aware of how serious it was. I...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Paul Inglis

“Otto & family, so much to say & now at a loss to say it. Judy & I go back to grade school & Girl Scouts. So many memories from that point on, right...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Beth & Wayne Vinkemulder

“Otto and girls...I'm so sad to hear about Judy. She was a special lady and she I'm sure she left you with many wonderful memories. Rest in Peace Judy ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: Jeanne hughes

“I thought the world of Judy...and of Connie, too. My deepest sympathy to all of you. ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: Jerianne Block

“Otto & Girls, She will always be remembered as one of the warmest and kindest human being that ever graced this earth. Know that you are in our...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: M. Gloria Najera

“Otto, girls, guys, and grandkids, so sorry for your loss. Judy was such a special lady. She took care of so many others when they were in need. We...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Laura and Arland Cederquist

“Shas, Nita and Ernst family, Please know that we prayed for your dear mom and now, will continue to pray for you to find peace in dealing with her...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Norb and Sue Denhof

“So sorry for your loss, She has always been a best friend to me and Joe. Even thou I only got to see her once or twice a year, When I was able to...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Chip Forbear

“May she Rest in Peace. ”
22 of 34 | Posted by: Dick and Chris Lound

“Sending my sincere condolences to the whole family. She is in the arms of our Lord and Savior and at peace. Jackie Hillard ”
23 of 34 | Posted by: Jackie Hillard - Muskegon, MI

“I'm so sorry Otto.......I am not able to come to the service as have had surgery on my foot,however know that my thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Roberta Lewis - Norton shores, MI

“My parents and I were so sad to see that your mom had died. I was best friends with Linda growing up in New Era. Judy was always so nice to me and I...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Debi Bush Suseland

“So pleased her peace has come. Look forward to visiting family and friends at visitation Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2-4 . ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: Earnie Cummings

“I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was an amazing lady who always made me smile, brightening my day. I know she will be greatly missed. May...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Julie Shellhouse

“To the Ernst Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Keep your Mom's love in your heart and hold on to the memories. We are fortunate to have Sharon...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Julie Babcock

“I am at a loss for words for the sadness I feel for you Shas and your family! I hold dear the memories I have of your Mom and family and I hope your...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Jackie Rich

“So sorry for your loss. I did not have the privilege of ever meeting Judy but the impact she had on my dear friend Melanie Dumonte has been...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Robin Reaves

“Sharon an family, So sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. Remember the good times as she will live in your heart forever. Cherish the memories. ...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Brenda Freese

“John and I feel so very sad for yours and our loss of Judy. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Much love and hugs. ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: John and Ann Ernst

“We were sorry to hear about Judy Ernst. She will be missed by many many friends and family members. Judy's whole family continues to be in our...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Margie Helm - Hudsonville, MI

“So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a special lady and will be missed by many. Keep the happy memories alive. She will live on in your hearts...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Rick & Jane Fekken


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Judith Ann Ernst of Montague, passed away after a short battle with leukemia on Nov. 26, 2016 at Harbor Hospice Poppen House. She was born May 25, 1938 to Henry and Alice Kemstra and graduated from Shelby High School in the class of 1956. She married Otto Ernst on Sept. 3, 1960 in Shelby Michigan and worked as a bookkeeper for Shelby State Bank, Hooker Chemical Lab, New Era Village Clerk and the Village of Shelby. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved life and enjoyed boating, golfing, family and friend gatherings, gardening, sewing, reading, quilting and knitting. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Otto, sister Sue (Mike) Babinec, brother Ben Kemstra and daughters Linda (Randy) Hughey, Mary Jo Ernst, Sharon (Juanita Gier) Ernst, Kathy (Tom) Oakes, Melanie (Mike) Dumonte and son-in-law Jim Harris. Grandchildren Eric and Erin Hughey, Irene and Nicole Skokna, Scott and Sean Harris, Brittany DuMonte, Emily and Kelly Oakes and Josh Key. She was preceded in death by her daughter Connie Harris, brother Jerry Kemstra and sister Nan Dodson. Visitation is Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby. The funeral service will be held Sat. Dec. 3rd, 11 am at Shelby Congregational Church. A luncheon will immediately follow, also at the church. Memorials donations to Harbor Hospice 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441 are appreciated.

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