Mr. John Anthony Ernst, Jr.

  • Born: November 25, 1919
  • Died: June 15, 2011
  • Location: Covington, Louisiana

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
Tel. (504) 486-6331

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Anthony Ernst, Jr., 91, of Covington, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Covington, LA. He was born in New Orleans, LA, to the late John Anthony Ernst, Sr. and Leontine Bordes Ernst. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Kathryn G. Ernst, four children; Terese Dessommes, John A. Ernst III, Phyllis Bronock, and Cynthia Duplass, nine devoted grandchildren; Robert Dessommes, Andrea Hendry, John Dessommes, John J. Ernst, Sundara Caruso, Claire Bronock, Cyrus Bronock, Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, eight wonderful great grandchildren; John A. Ernst, IV, Ethan Ernst, Courtney Ernst, Sasha Caruso, Mimi Duplass, Ora June Duplass, Stevie Hendry, and Aiden Hendry.
John was a WWII veteran. His family and his dear Jesus were the most important things in his life. He had a great love for the dairy business and surrounded himself with his animals, his entire life. We will all miss him dearly. The family would like to thank the staff at The Trace Assisted Living and Lakeshore Hospice.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home (5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124), on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time. To view and sign the guest book, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. John was such a beautiful person and a pleasure to care for. I miss him terribly.

Posted by Hollie Le Blanc - Mandeville, LA - friend   June 30, 2011

Terese and Family,
Please except our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Karen & Sammy Briuglio

Posted by Karen Crais Briuglio - Metairie, LA - Friend   June 18, 2011

Kathy and children, we send out sincere condolences. You were so kind when you had us over for breakfast to honor our son, Joe III, when he came home from the Marines. You showed us photo albums of your children and the life you built. You were basking in the wonderful life you shared. We all laughed at the stories of that wonderful day. We send our deepest love. Linda and Joe Paille (Tall Timber neighbors)

Posted by Linda and Joe Paille - Mandeville, LA - neighbors   June 17, 2011

My condolences to ERNST family. may the God of all comfort help your family and friends to endure during this time of grief.(PHILIPPIANS 4:6,7)

Posted by JAMES LONG    June 16, 2011

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