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Ervin F. Nienke

POSTED: February 19, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Ervin F. Nienke, 80, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Ellsworth.
He was born June 27, 1932, in Ellsworth County to Fred and Meta (Erhardt) Nienke. Ervin was co-owner of the Mobil service station in Holyrood, a 50-year member of the Holyrood American Legion, a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Holyrood, and a former U.S. Marine.
On Sep. 17, 1954, Ervin married Shirley McKinney in Salina. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Mark Nienke of Windsor, Colo.; daughters, Donata Ward of Haysville, and Lisa Gillett of Salina; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Chester, Raymond, Leonard, and Amos; and sisters, Lola, Nelda, and Helen.
A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Histiocytosis Association in care of  Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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