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Warren "Ernie" Ernsberger Obituary - Hill Funeral Home


Family will receive friends 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM Friday at Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St. Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Sunday at Church of Messiah, U.M. 51 N. State Street, Westerville.

I remember Ernie (and Patty) always behind us at Messiah. We sat with our family in the balcony, second row on the right...they were on the third row. Such a very lovely couple and our pleasure knowing them. Our thoughts are with the family!

Dinah and Gary Geschke

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Obituary for Warren "Ernie" Ernsberger

Warren "Ernie" Ernsberger 1921-2014

Warren "Ernie" Ernsberger

10/11/1921 - 09/05/2014

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Warren W. “Ernie” Ernsberger, age 92 of Westerville passed away September 5, 2014. Born October 11, 1921 in New Dover, Ohio to the late Beunah Demorest Lawrence and Roland P. Ernsberger. Also preceded in death by brothers Ralph and Paul. Educated in Sunbury and Westerville Schools. Graduate of the class of 1943 of Otterbein College. Member of Sigma Delta Phi. He attended UCLA earning a Professional Meteorologist Degree and Franklin Law School. He served in the military 1942 to 1952 as a captain in the USAF in England on detached duty with the RAF, the army occupation in Germany and in the Reserve Officer’s Corp. He was a member of the Church of the Messiah U.M. Charter member of team-mates. Sales manager for Benn– Blinn/White Advertising Company for 30 years. Former owner of Ernsberger Florist, Westerville Taxi Company, Magic Marketing, and co-owner with his wife Patsy of William’s Grill and Ernsberger Builders. He played semi pro baseball with the Heart of Ohio League. Was a member of Otterbein Varsity O Club and Leather Helmet Club. A founding member and coach of Westerville Little League and participated in many other civic activities including Westerville Symphony and Westerville Community Band. Served 4 terms on Westerville City Council. Charter member of Westerville Jaycees. Co-founder of The Old Westerville Civic Society. Westerville Historical Society, Westerville Sertoma Club. Local and district Sertoma of the year 2009. Young Bud Post 171 American Legion. Six Rivers Chapter of Ohio Archaeology Society. Survived by his wife of 71 years, Patricia Orndorff Ernsberger; daughter Wendy (Jim) Williams; grandson Christopher (Jenny) Williams, Granddaughter Ashley (John) Chaney; great grandsons Wyatt and Wesley Williams; niece Jani (John) Moore; nephew Ernest (Dee) Ernsberger; beloved relatives Richard (Carol) Orndorff and Cathy (Tod) Stoessner. Gretchen (Jerry) Donahue. Great nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Meriam Ernsberger. . Friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM Friday at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville. Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Sunday at Church of the Messiah, 41 N. State St., Westerville. Friends may make donations in his memory to Ernsberger Orndorff Scholarship Fund, Otterbein University or Concord Counseling Services, 700 Brooksedge Blvd, Westerville, OH 43081.