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Ernest (Ernie) Louwagie

Ernest Gerhard Louwagie was born on January 25, 1936, in Marshall, to Camiel and Magdeline (Polman) Louwagie. He grew up on a farm southeast of Green Valley and attended country schools. On February 13, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jane Hamerlinck at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. The couple farmed and raised their family near Green Valley. Ernie was an active member of his community. He served on the Cottonwood Elevator Board for 12 years, the Cottonwood Country Club for 9 years, and the Farm Credit Services Board in Marshall for 12 years and was a Trustee at St. Clotilde Catholic Church. Ernie also drove truck for the Farmers Coop Elevator and for local farmers. He enjoyed working outside and having coffee with his friends in Cottonwood or at Hardees in Marshall. Ernie always remembered his family with a telephone call on their birthdays. He enjoyed playing cards and watching sporting events. In 2015, the couple moved to their townhouse in Marshall. Ernie died on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, under the care of Prairie Home Hospice at his residence in Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Jane, of Marshall, children Wayne (and Mary) Louwagie of Marshall, Conni (and Stan) Stensrud of Marshall, Gwen Krone of Austin, TX, Lisa (and Dan) Gregoire of Cottonwood, grandson Preston (and Crystal) Stensrud, great-grandchildren Keygan, Asher and Beckett, grandson Perry Louwagie (and Jana Nicholson and her daughter Madalyn) granddaughter Heidi (and Tony) Lopez, great-granddaughter Adilyn, granddaughter Danica (and Ross) Garrant, great-grandchildren Sylas and Kovyn, granddaughter Lexie (and Jance) Vandelanotte, great-granddaughter Kylie, grandson Skyler Stensrud (fiancé Katie Rodewald), granddaughter Shay Gregoire; brother George (and Cathy) Louwagie, sisters Bernice (and Chuck) Fischer, Darlene Weber (and Jim Lindquist) and Shirley Schulz (and Rick Perry), in-laws Jean (and Jim) Wambeke, Janet Collins, Joyce (and Richard) Downing, Judy Hamerlinck (and Tom Streeter), Cletus (and Lorraine) Lanners, and Dick Vroman; nieces, nephews, relatives and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Alphonse and Elsie Hamerlinck, sister Helen Vroman, sister-in-law Joanne Lanners, brother-in-law Mike Weber and nieces Joyel Downing and Abby Satterfield.

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My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. I hope the words at Rev.21:4 bring you comfort. It says: "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

Dawn Sep 27 2018 12:03 PM

Dear Louwagie family, our heartfelt thoughts and love go out to you at this time of loss. A peaceful onward journey for Earnest and wishing strength to his loved ones with whom he will remain forever. Mike, Caroline, Joe and Jade xxx

Caroline and Mike Tontini Sep 15 2018 1:47 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God wrap his loving arms around your entire family. We love y'all so very much.

Kelly Smith, David, and Jorden Sep 14 2018 4:02 PM

our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this sad time, sympathy, prayers ,cares and hugs to yu all.

Syl/Fran DeBaere Sep 13 2018 10:37 PM

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to all of your loved ones.

Jean Pequin Sep 13 2018 10:09 PM

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Kim & Colleen Tharp Sep 13 2018 3:38 PM

Lisa and Family-- So very sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a remarkable man. What a wonderful tribute to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Amber

Amber Bruns Sep 13 2018 10:55 AM

Lisa and Family... so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Deecy Jesse Sep 13 2018 10:48 AM

Our deepest sympathies to your family. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Sheila and Kevin Dubs Sep 13 2018 9:59 AM

Family of Ernie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish all of your wonderful memories of a very hard-working and gentle man. He will be missed. Blessings to all of you.

Don and Jan Fuhrmann Sep 12 2018 8:58 PM