Cecil W .Ernsting, age 93, of LeSueur died on February 7, 2020 at his home under
hospice care in Lake Prairie Township, Nicollet County. Funeral services will be
held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in
LeSueur. Rev. Kent Meyer, PhD. will officiate. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to
the service. Interment will be in the Mound Cemetery in LeSueur.
Cecil was born on June 5, 1926 Mankato, Minnesota to Leo and Berdina (Tiegs)
Ernsting. He attended country school. Cecil grew up during the depression era
and was hard working individual who was determined to succeed despite the hard
times. He married Ruby Chambers on April 26, 1950 at Zion United Church of
Christ in LeSueur. She preceded him in death in February of 2018. As a youth he
worked as a farm hand and started driving commercial milk trucks for Rush River
Creamery, Star Creamery, Land 0 Lakes, Green Giant and then a long career with
the LeSueur Cheese Company. Cecil took pride being in the milk business for 63
years, running the family farm and spending time with his family. He enjoyed
shuffle board, horseshoes, playing solitaire, wildlife and family get-togethers.
He is survived by his children,.Dennis (sp. friend, Tara) of Madison Lake, Bruce
(Lisa) of Dupont, WA, Scott (sp. friend, Laurel) of LeSueur, Jane (Darrin) Buck of
LeSueur, Tim of Kasota and Tom of LeSueur. 16 Grandchildren and 12 Great-
grandchildren; brother, Ronald Ernsting of LeSueur and sister-in-law, Lois
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, daughter, Elizabeth; brother, Elroy and
sister-in-law, Judy Ernsting.