LeRoy E. Ernst


Nov. 19, 1939 – Nov. 13, 2021

LeRoy Eugene Ernst, of Lincoln, was born Nov. 19, 1939, to Eugene W. and Clara L. (Schacher) Ernst in Columbus.

He attended Duncan High School, graduating in 1957. Following high school, he attended Wayne State College, earning his Degrees in Education. On May 20, 1962, LeRoy was united in marriage to Donna Sanne in Clearwater. Following Donna’s death in 2013, LeRoy married Pamela Hromadka on July 11, 2015 in Friend. He coached and taught in Clearwater, Clarkson and Madison. He served as principal in both Madison and Utica, before retiring in 1998. LeRoy was an avid Bears/Cubs fan. He also loved football, especially Husker football. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Lincoln. LeRoy passed away Nov. 13, 2021, in Lincoln, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 25 days.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Hromadka-Ernst, Lincoln; children, Roger (Melanie) Ernst, Springfield, Jody (Scott) Carlson, Norfolk, Sherry (Matt) Boerkircher, Aurora, Jon (Amanda) Ernst, Lincoln, Mark (Crystal) Ernst, Howells; grandchildren, Thomas (Ashley) Ernst, Christopher (Melanie) Ernst, Kyle Ernst (Katelyn Kelley), Heather Ernst, Stephanie (Sam) Prokopec, Daniel Carlson, Molly Carlson, Abby (Tyler) Woodward, Emily (Andrew) Stolpe, Ian Boerkircher, Nate Boerkircher, Hannah Ernst, Trenton Ernst, Briggs Ernst, Tenley Ernst, Daxton Ernst; great-grandchildren, Everett and Eli Prokopec. LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Clara Ernst; wife, Donna Ernst; sister, Arlene Koopman; brother-in-law, Vernon Koopman.

Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Volzke Funeral Home in Seward, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lincoln with interment Friday, Nov. 19, at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery in Clearwater.. Memorial contributions are suggested in care of the Ernst family. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.volzkefuneralhome.com.