Ernest Auringer

Born: Sun., Aug. 16, 1931
Died: Wed., Jun. 7, 2017


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church


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Ernest Auringer, 85, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato.  Memorial services will be held at 3pm Friday, June 16, 2017 at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  

Ernie was born August 16, 1931 to Ernest and Lila (Blanshan) Auringer in Mankato.  He served in the United Sates Army for four years in Korea.  After the Army, Ernie was in the Army Reserves for 17 years.  Ernie was united in marriage to Marlene Hackbarth in Nicollet.  He worked in auto body work at Brakie Benzie in Mankato, in Hill City, MN, and then at Auto Electronics after he moved back to Mankato.  Ernie lived life to its fullest; he enjoyed going to the casino’s with his family, fishing, hunting, camping, traveling with his daughter, Pam, working, and was a dancer and State caller for Square Dancing.

He is survived by his twin daughters, Pam Moeri of Mankato and Penny (fiancé Tom Wild) of Anoka; grandsons, Wayne Larson, George Larson, and Ty Moeri; great grandchildren, Skylar, Joey, Lyda, Danye, and Ryan; brother, Dennis (Pat) Auringer of Eagle Lake; sisters, Ardelle Manthey of Shakopee, Ira Lee Clarke of Hill City, Rae Ann Kozitza of North Mankato, and Cora Jo Huebsch of Waseca; and many nieces and nephews.

Ernie is preceded in death by his wife; parents; son in law, Roger Moeri; brother, Willmar Auringer; and sister, Joyce Williamson.  

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Mike Leeb
   Posted Thu June 08, 2017
To Ernie's family,

Your father was an amazing individual, he was so full of life and always talked about his family and all of the fishing and camping trips taken in his younger years. it was evident he enjoyed socializing, playing cards, tinkering with mechanical things (electric mouse trap), and of course square dancing. I always looked forward to the shuttle van rides to work and visiting with him. i will truly miss him even though I only knew him as "Ernie". You have my sympathy. Take care and God bless.

Ralph and Edna Petersen
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
So sorry to hear about Ernie's passing. We had many fun evenings squaredancing to Ernie's calling at the Levis and lace Club of Morgan and other clubs in the area. He was always ready with a yellow rock (hug). We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family. We are unable to attend the services. Out thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Ralph and Edna Petersen


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