LeRoy E. Ernie, 78, passed away at 8:35 a.m., Sunday at his residence in Ohio City.
He was born on October 30, 1940, in Willshire, Ohio, the son of the late Roy Alton and Marjorie Christine (Harmon) Ernie. On April 17, 1964, he married the former Sue Ainsworth who survives.
Other family members include his three daughters, Kimmy Ehrsam of Ohio City, Lana Ernie (Richard Kadel) of Fort Wayne, and Shawn (Mike) Jones of Ohio City; four grandchildren, Lance Ehrsam of Van Wert, Haley Ehrsam of Van Wert, Coby and Colson Jones of Ohio City; two great grandchildren, Harper and Laelynn; and a sister, Marjiann C. (Duane) Noll of Ohio City.
LeRoy attended Ohio City-Liberty School and the Ohio City Community Church. He had worked at Dibert & Son Implements in Ohio City and retired from Mercer Landmark. He had been a member of the Ohio City Fire Department and E.M.S. and the Ohio City Lions Club. He collected railroad memorabilia and kept his antique Minneapolis Moline tractor and 1929 Model A which he drove in the Lambert Days and other area parades.
Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday.
Preferred memorials are to the Ohio City Fire Department and E.M.S.