Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ernest August Pierskalla, age 84 of St. Wendel will be 11AM Saturday, April 6th 2013 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. Father John Paul Knopik will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Ernest died peacefully surrounded by his family early Tuesday morning at the St. Cloud Hospital. There will be a visitation for Ernie from 4-8PM Friday, April 5th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again from 10AM until the time of the service Saturday morning at the church in St. Wendel. Parish prayers will take place at 7:30PM Friday evening at the funeral home in Albany. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
Ernest was born November 12, 1928 to Frank and Hedwig (Koczulla) Pierskalla in St. Stephen. He grew up on a farm near St. Wendel where he lived and worked his entire life as a farmer. He married Irene Breth on September 13, 1955 in St. Anthony. The couple was blessed with four children that they raised together on the farm until recently moving to the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany in 2011. Ernest was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel.
Ernest is survived by his wife Irene Pierskalla, Albany; his children Lloyd, Martin, and Elmer Pierskalla, Avon; Gerrie (Lee) Komis, Avon; his grand children Jennifer, Blake and Michaela Komis; and his sister Adeline (Alfred) Ritter, Albany.
He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Hedwig Pierskalla, and his brothers Alfred and Theodore Pierskalla.