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Ernest Huppert 06/04/2019

Ernest Huppert 06/04/2019

Ernest Felix Huppert, age 76 of Cumberland, WI, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI after a year of battling cancer.  Ernest was born the son of Felix and Mildred (Holmquist) Huppert on August 7, 1942 on the family farm in the town of Oak Grove, Pierce County, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Prescott High School with the class of 1960.  On June 27, 1964, he was married to Colleen Seifert.  Ernest was drafted in 1964 and proudly served in the U.S. Army for 2 years.  He worked in construction with his father, and spent years working with local farmers as a representative of Jacques Seed Co.  In retirement, Ernie was know for his handyman skills, from wood working, to plumbing, or lawncare.  In his 70’s, he went back to work helping a local farmer.  Ernie enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, 4-wheeling, family cook-outs, and hunting with his family and friends.  He was an easy going guy with a great sense of humor, was hardworking, and proud of his family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Mildred Huppert; brothers, Milton “Micky” Huppert and James Huppert; and brother-in-law, Curt Hoikka.  Ernie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Colleen Huppert; children, Barry (Lisa) Huppert, Dale (Julie) Huppert, Tony (Kathy) Huppert, and Heidi (Tom) Voss; grandchildren, Alex Huppert, Bryant Townsend, Christopher Huppert, Daniel Huppert, Cassie Huppert, Whitney Huppert, Ashley Huppert, Dalton Huppert, Lydia Voss, Katie Voss, Michael Brouillard; great-grandchildren, Shawn Huppert, Zach Howe; sister, Vivienne Hoikka; brother, Roman (Marcia) Huppert; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Huppert and Cathy Huppert; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12 pm at St. Mary’s -Big River W10137 570th Ave, River Falls, WI.  Memorial visitation was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI, and on Thursday from 10-12 at the church.  Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Prescott, WI.  Special Thanks to the Mayo Clinic staff for the loving care and support during the past year.  Additional Thanks to our family and friends for their love and prayers.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Heather Morgen Posted June 6, 2019 3:19 am

    My deepest and sincere sympathy are with you all. Ernie was always very kind to me whenever I was around. I am thankful to have gotten to know him and sad that I didn’t keep in contact. I pray that he is at peace.

    • Colleen Posted June 7, 2019 4:28 pm

      Thank you Heather, so glad we could be together at Lydia’s Confirmation. You have always had a special spot in our hearts!! Love ya! Colleen

  • Lisa D. Huppert Posted June 8, 2019 11:34 am

    My deepest sympathies Colleen. My heart goes out to you and your whole family.

    • Barry Huppert Posted June 9, 2019 1:06 am

      Thank-you for your caring thoughts Lisa!
      Colleen, Barry, Dale, Tony and Heidi.

  • Sylvia Bonte Posted June 10, 2019 3:36 pm

    Sorry for loss of a great friend . Prayers for you and your family.

    • Colleen Posted June 11, 2019 11:02 pm

      Thank-you for your kinds words and prayers, they are comforting. Maybe we can get together this summer at Whitetail. With love, Colleen and family.

  • Carol Johnson Posted June 11, 2019 11:42 am

    Heidi and family, I am sorry for your loss. I know I didn’t know him very well, but anytime I did meet him, he was a gentleman.

    • Heidi and family Posted June 12, 2019 12:01 am

      Thank so much for for your kind words during this very difficult time.

    • Heidi and family Posted June 12, 2019 6:43 pm

      Thank you for your kind words and support during this very difficult time!

  • Paula and Clint booker Posted June 11, 2019 11:40 pm

    Ernie was so loved by Clint and myself. Like a second father to us both. We enjoyed camping with him and getting to know him so much. He will be so missed!

  • Lydia Posted June 12, 2019 12:38 am

    This video was absolutely beautiful and well put together! All the kind words are very nice and comforting. Grandpa Ernie will never be forgotten. He may be gone physically, but mentally and spiritually he is still here and will always be my grandpa.

  • The Olson Family Posted June 12, 2019 2:41 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ernie will be missed. He was a very strong man for everything he has gone through this last year. It’s hard to say goodbye, but hopefully he is at peace now. Glad we got to enjoy some fun times sitting around the campground. Always had some good laughs. Fun memories riding the trails together. Dale will miss working with Ernie. They always had some good stories to tell us about the day. Colleen & family you are in our hearts at this sad time. (Enjoyed the picture video) A lot of good memories to hold on forever.

  • katie voss Posted June 12, 2019 2:57 am

    it is so nice that we had all these photos of him! I loved seeing younger Ernie.

  • Sandy Bailey Posted June 12, 2019 1:17 pm

    Beautiful tribute to Ernie. May you find peace, love and comfort as you say goog bye for now. Love Sandy and Richard Bailey

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