Mildred A. Ernst, 95, West Branch
Obituaries · April 12, 2013

Mildred A. Ernst, 95, of West Branch died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Visitation was prior to the service. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or the Fairview Cemetery Assoc. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Millie was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Iowa City, the daughter of John Dohrer Jr. and Anna Ruppert Dohrer. She attended Newport Country School. She was united in marriage to Warren Ernst on Nov. 19, 1939, in the Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City.

Millie was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City, the Zion Homebuilders, the North Scott Social Circle, and also served as a 4-H leader. Her hobbies included gardening, puzzles, playing wordfind, crocheting and playing cards.

She is survived by her daughters, Jean (Carl) Davis and Judy (Dale) Wilson, both of Iowa City; nine grandchildren, Tracy, Troy, Jeff, Jenny, Scott, Chris, Bonnie, Martin and Jimmie; and 10 great-grandchildren, Shelby, Kelsey, Leah, Kyla, Jesse, Stephanie, Kylar, Keslyn, Amber and Katie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Ernst; daughter Ruth Trimble; grandson Todd Wilson; sisters: Dorothy Wildman and Margaret Shaw; and brother Bob Dohrer.

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