Ernie L. Ernst of Issaquah & Bellevue died March 1, 2017. His was born October 31, 1922 in Louisville, KY where he grew up with his brother Fred.
He attended a technical high school for boys specialized in engineering. World War II began not too long after his graduation and he joined the army where he served with distinction in the Pacific including new Guinea and the Philippines. After coming home, he went to the University of Kentucky where he received a four year electrical engineering degree in three years on the G.I. Bill. He then went to the University of Notre Dame for a Masters in electrical engineering.
Ernie went to work for the government which included working on the Hoover Dam in Nevada and the atomic bomb at Sandia, New Mexico. He married in 1952 and started working for The Boeing Company in 1953 where after 35 years he retired as an electrical engineering manager.
His wife Ola Ernst passed away after 42 years of marriage. He remarried in 1998 to Joann Ragan who passed away after 14 years of marriage. Surviving are his son, Lee Ernst and grandson Sam Ernst.
The memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, March 10th at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Contributions be made to Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. Interment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue WA. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.flintofts.com