The Superior Express -

Ernest Blau


January 6, 2022

Ernest Blau, the son of Wilbur and Genevieve (Snell) Blau, was born on March 19, 1947, in Superior, Neb. He died Dec. 25, at the age of 74 years, 9 months, 6 days.

Ernie attended Nelson Public Schools. On Sept. 12, 1965, he was united in marriage to Diane Skinner. To this union four children were born: Lisa Jolene, Christine, Brent and Angela.

He was the proud grandfather to 11 grandchildren he loved to spoil. He traveled to many sporting, music and drama events where he and Diane usually arrived before the participants.

Ernie enjoyed his time with his family, friends and his little dog "Freddie." He had a passion for many outdoor activities with animals especially horses and helping his friend Marv with his sheep. Fishing was his hobby of choice and he never missed an opportunity to grab his fishing pole and put it in the water.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Harness Hustlers, and a 4-H leader for many years. He enjoyed Joseph Hall events. Ernie never met a stranger and would tell his stories to anyone who would listen. He would buy popcorn for any child and give the shirt off his back.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Genevieve; wife, Diane Aug. 1, 2018; daughter, Lisa Jolene; sister, Virginia Blau; in-laws, Dale and Doris Skinner and sister-in-law, Connie Jolene Skinner, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dennis and Charla Skinner.

Survivors include his children Christine (Lynn) Stratman of Funk, Nebraska; Brent (Jennifer) Blau of Deshler; and Angela (Mitchell) Kathman of Lawrence; 11 grandchildren Marcus (Bailey) Tofflemire, Megan Tofflemire, Logan Stratman, Grace Stratman, Madeline Stratman, McKensi Blau, Brooklyn Blau, Treyton Blau, Rachel Kathman, Kaylee Kathman, and Darren Kathman; brother, Richard (LeAnne) Blau of Hastings,and sister and brother in-law, Denise and Douglas Snow of Hastings; other relatives and a host of friends.

His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, from the Christ's Lutheran Church in Davenport with Pastor Beth Roegner officiating.

Music will be congregational hymns "Amazing Grace," and "How Great Thou Art" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain," solo by Sheri Buesher with Linda Ostdiek as the organist.

Honorary pallbearers are Marv Holtzen, Lloyd and Marilyn Holtzen, Kurtis and Susie Elting, Wayne Himmelberg, John Thornton, and the Harness Hustlers Horse Club.

Private family inurnment will be in the Davenport City Cemetery at Davenport.

Memorials are suggested to go to the family.

Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Neb. 68978 or in care of http://www.pricefuneralhomes. com.

Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.


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