Mr. Emil G. Ernest, 79, of Orland Park, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Palos Heights.
Beloved husband of Annette nee Blais; loving father of: Michelle (Dr. Walter Scott) Jellish, Michael G. (Kristin) Ernest, Denise (James) Bohrer, and Renee (John) Kozuch; cherished grandfather of 12.
Emil worked at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island for 40 years and was a volunteer for South Suburban Hospice.
The family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel in Frankfort on Monday and the funeral service took place Tuesday at St. Mary Church in Mokena.
His family and friends shared memories on the Kurtz Memorial Chapel tribute page:
"Thank you grandpa for the milk shakes, nilla wafers and love. You are and always will be in my heart and are apart of the person I hope to be. I love you." — Anna
"Our hearts go out to you & your family. Ernie was such a sweet man. I will always remember the fun times we had when our families got together (around Labor Day). And, how Ernie would always pull up a chair next to him, then ask me to sit down and tell him what was going on in my life. He was always so interested, and always had kind things to say. I will always remember him with a smile." — Diane, Tom & Emma Soltis (Meneghetti)
"Dad, I will miss you dearly. You will always be apart of my life. I am happy your in a better place and pain free. Thank you for being a devoted father to me and a loving grandparent to my children. I will always cherish all the great memories you had with me. I am so lucky that I had a father like you in my life. We all love you and miss you tremendously . We feel you will always be with us in our hearts and part of our lives forever. I love you Dad!" — Michelle
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palos Community Hospice, 15295 E. 127th St., Lemont, IL, 60439.