Ernest Ernsberger

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September 2, 1945 - December 8, 2015

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2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday December 14, 2015


11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 15, 2015


Maple Grove Cemetery


Ernest Stephen “Ernie” Ernsberger, 70. of Granville, passed away unexpectedly at peace on December 8, 2015 at home. He was born September 2, 1945 to the late Paul & Meriam (Haffey) Ernsberger. 1963 graduate of Westerville South High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University and a Master’s degree in teaching from Ashland University. Ernie taught Spanish and History at Heath High School for 26 years and coached football, baseball and softball. After retiring from teaching, he took over the family milk hauling business and was recently employed at The Home Depot in Newark. Ernie is survived by his wife of 48 years, Denice (Priestas) Ernsberger; children: Phil (Angela) Ernsberger of Granville, Brent Ernsberger of Pataskala and Lesli Parker of Pataskala. Six grandchildren: Brooke, Tyler, Luke, Alison, Lily and Brennan, who he loved and cherished deeply. Preceded in death by his son, Ernest Stephen Ernsberger, II. Family and friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2015 where service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 15, 2015. Rev. Jim Wilson officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville, OH


Mark Chaney - Dec 15, 2015

So sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Ernsberger was not only a great teacher (4 years in his Spanish class at HHS) but a caring coach, mentor, and chaperon (trip to Mexico in ’76). He was a great man and will be missed.

Shirley and Chuck Lupton - Dec 14, 2015

Shirley and I would like to send our Love and Prayers to the Ernsberger families in this time of Reflection and Healing. Ernie has touched so many lives, young and old, in the Heath High School Community and will be a voice sorely missed yet one that will live on in the hearts of his family and those that new him well.

Susan Wolfe - Dec 12, 2015

So sorry to hear about Mr. Ernsberger he was one of my favorite teachers at Heath High School, and I often talked to him at Home Depot he will be sadly missed.

Jim Cerqui - Dec 12, 2015

Dee, I am deeply sorry for your loss, l have you and the family in my Prayers and know Ernie was loved by so many. Please accept my long distance support

Jani and John Moore - Dec 11, 2015

Dear Dee and family,
We were so sorry to get a call from Cousin Wendy that Ernie passed away. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Jani (Ernsberger) and John Moore
Jefferson, North Carolina

Chris Williams - Dec 11, 2015

Hey Guys, I’m really, really, sad and sorry to see that Ernie has passed. He was always really upbeat, super cool, funny, and genuine. I already miss him. See you Monday.

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