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Ernest M. Iverson
Ernest M. Iverson, 80, of Storden died Jan. 6, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice House in St. Paul.
A Celebration of Life service was Monday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden with Pastor Harvey Pedersen officiating.
Special music was provided by Elizabeth Johnson, organist, and vocal soloist, singing "Go Now in Peace"; and Morgen Pederson, vocal soloist, singing "Amazing Grace."
Congregational hymns were "Day by Day," "To God be the Glory" and "Great is Thy Faithfulness."
Ushers were Ron Torkelson, Cory Swenson and Jim Westerman.
Honorary bearers were Ernie's nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at a later date at Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden or Our Lady of Peace Hospice House in St. Paul.
Ernest "Ernie" M. Iverson was born Oct. 30, 1939, in Lamberton to the late Carl and Violet (Nessen) Iverson. He was baptized on Dec. 17, 1939, at the Revere Lutheran Church in Revere and confirmed on May 24, 1953, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Battle Lake.
He received his education in the Storden Public Schools, graduating with honors in the Class of 1957. Ernie then furthered his education with banking courses at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
On Jan. 2, 1958, Ernie began working at the First State Bank of Storden and remained a faithful employee there for 55 years until retiring in 2014. During this time, he was awarded with a 50-year certification from the Minnesota Bankers Association and was president of the Cottonwood County Bankers Association.
Ernie was also a licensed real estate broker.
On Oct. 12, 1963, Ernie was united in marriage to Lila Warmbier at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers. Through the years, Ernie and Lila made their home in Storden and enjoyed 56 wonderful years together.
Ernie was a longtime, dedicated member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden where he sang in the church choir, was a Luther League adviser, financial secretary/treasurer of the Bethany Lutheran Church and president of the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery Association.
Ernie was also very involved in his community as a member of the Storden City Council and the city clerk for 40 years.
Although the couple had no children of their own, they were blessed with eight godchildren.
Ernie's enjoyments were many and included traveling, golfing, reading the Bible daily and watching sports, especially Vikings football and the Minnesota Twins.
Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lila Iverson of Storden; three brothers: Alfred Iverson of Richfield; Dale (Karen) Iverson of Hopkins; Augie (Sharon) Witt of Albert Lea; and many nieces and nephews.
Ernie is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carlton Iverson; and sister-in-law, LaVonne Iverson.