Mary Lou Ernst, age 64 of Shakopee, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Mayo St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by her family. Memorial Service will be at 11a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Rev. John Stelljes will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7p.m. on Thursday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine and continue one hour prior to the service on Friday morning.
Mary was born in St. Peter on August 27, 1956, to Arvin & Shirley (Busta) Ernst. She attended Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1974. She received an accounting degree at Hutchinson Technical College, received an A.A. degree from Normandale College and a B.A. degree from Metro State University. She worked for the State of Minnesota in the accounting department at Normandale C.C. for 34 years. She enjoyed traveling, especially after her retirement. She spread her love in many ways through her volunteering and church activities. She lived life to the fullest doing the many activities she loved, including working at the Twins, biking, softball and golf. God blessed us with an amazing woman who will be truly missed by all. Her memory will live on forever and she will be forever cherished.
She is survived by her parents, Arvin & Shirley, brothers, Paul (Vicki) and David (Sharon) Ernst. Niece, Jennifer (Aaron) Pearson and Nephews, Joshua, Chad, Tony (Cruz), and Pastor Patrick (Kate) Ernst. As well as aunt, Shirley Reinke, and uncle, Mel (Karen) Busta. Many other relatives and many friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her grandparents, Elmer & Elsie Ernst and George & Mary Busta. As well as aunt, Betty McCurdy and uncles, Eldon Reinke and Don Busta and nephew Jason Ernst.
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