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Earnest "Ernie" Stoermer

March 15, 1935 - June 9, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Earnest "Ernie" Stoermer

Earnest "Ernie" Stoermer

Born: March 15, 1935
Died: June 9, 2018
Age: 83

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Earnest Leo Stoermer was born on March 15, 1935 to Leo and Wanda (Prentice) Stoermer on a farm north of Greenville. As a young child, the family moved to the Gillett Grove area. Earnest attended school at Gillet Grove for all 12 years. Earnest was a member of the Royal Methodist Church.
After high school, Earnest purchased his first truck and transported grain and livestock. Ernie joined the Iowa National Guard and served for six years.
In 1957, he married Janice Carlson from Webb. They had a daughter, Sheryl Lynn, and a son, Douglas Allen.
They purchased the Champlain service station and gas tank wagon business in Gillett Grove and operated it until 1963 when they moved to the Royal area. Several years later, they purchased several trucks, forming Stoermer Truck Line. After their children finished school and college, they moved to a warmer climate and relocated to Arizona. In 1989, they were called to St. Louis, MO to live with their daughter, Sheryl, who was battling cancer. After Sheryl's death in 1991 they moved to Spencer.
Ernie and Janice spent their winters in Texas and Arizona beginning in 1994. They enjoyed traveling in their 5th wheel camper and accumulated many friendships along the way.
Ernie loved to hunt, snowmobile, fish, and travel. He also enjoyed his "coffee buddies." Ernie developed a talent with computers and spent a lot of time organizing photos and fixing peoples' computers. He also enjoyed the laughter and good natured teasing that took place when out of town guests came to stay. 
Preceded in death was his daughter Sheryl, his parents, Leo and Wanda Stoermer, brother-in-law David Essick, and in-laws Clifton and Mildred Carlson.
Left to mourn is his wife, Janice of Spencer, son Doug Stoermer (and Chris Wallin) of Melvin, sister Monica of Sergeant Bluff, brother Edward (and Connie) Stoermer of New Bern, N.C., many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Ernie requested no funeral service upon his death.
Condolences may be sent to Warner Funeral Home.
Family Services will be held privately at a later date.
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa privately at a later date.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:39 AM
“I'm sorry to read about Ernie's death. I remember the stories he told and what great friends you were to my parents. Prayers for you and Doug. ”
- Lois Brugman Mace
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 10:35 AM
“Janice, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Enjoyed talking with the two of you. Take Care and God Bless.”
- Charlotte & Jerry Kunce
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:12 AM
“My Prayers are with You!”
- Michael Franker
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“thoughts and prayers from our family too yours...... Godspeed Ernie......”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“Janice am so sorry to hear of Ernie's death and sorry about Sheryl's passing. I wish you and Doug my sincere sympathy.
Always enjoyed sitting with your kids they were so good!”
- Jean Baxter Tripp
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“ Janice and Doug so sorry to hear of Ernie‘s passing.”
- Janel Maurer
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 8:36 AM
“Janice so sorry to hear about Ernie!!”
- Renee Juza
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:07 AM
“To Janice, Doug, Monica and all of Ernies relatives and friends. We will greatly miss Ernie, his strength, his humor and knowledge. Thank you Janice and Doug for being there when he needed you most. Many memories remain from "young cousin days". We can only imagine the reunion of the other cousins waiting for him "on the other side". The reunion with beloved daughter is sure to be the highlight of this transition. We grieve for you Ernie and those you left behind, but are so relieved you are not severely disabled and suffering.”
- Tom and Judy Hart
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:07 AM
“Dear Janice, Please know that I care about you and pray for you. God will see you through. In deep sympathy, Mary
- Mary Klatt
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:07 AM
“My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time. ”
- Stacy (Dooley) Anazagasty
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:06 AM
“Janice, So sorry to hear about Ernie. I remember working on your home when we installed the siding. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Bill & Bert Meyer
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“Janice, sorry to hear of Ernie’s death. I pray you will find memories a comfort. In Psalms we read This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
- Betty Carlson
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 8:03 AM
“Janice and Doug, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying that God gives you peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. Deepest Sympathy, Carl and Laura Carlentini”
- Carl and Laura Carlentini
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 8:02 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Janice and Doug at this difficult time. Ernie was a such great guy. He always had time to say hello. He will be missed. ”
- Tammy Merry
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 11:33 AM
“Dear Janice & Doug, So very sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. May you both find comfort in all of the memories you made & shared over the years. God bless.”
- Julie Peterson
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:24 AM
“Sorry to hear about Ernie, Janice! He was such a nice guy! Thinking of you!

Shonda Baxter (Tammy Merry's daughter)”
- Terry and Shonda Baxter and Family
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:11 AM
“Ohhh I'm so sorry to hear about Ernie!!!! He was such a dear man and so caring! I remember how much fun he was when we painted there at your house! What sad news! I'm so sorry!!!!!!”
- Bryan and Gayle Bailey
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:11 AM
“I am very greatful I got to meet Ernie! He was a wonderful man! Thinking of you all during this difficult time! Hugs! ”
- Tasha Watkins
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