Ernest “Ernie” B. Phlipot, 82

Ernest “Ernie” B. Phlipot, 82, of  New Bremen, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on May 5, 1930, in Newport, the son of Henry and Lena (Francis) Phlipot, and they preceded him in death.  

On Sept. 27, 1950, he married Jeannette Budde, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2004.  He then married Betty Donnerberg Bergman on Feb. 10, 2007, and she preceded him in death on July 24, 2009.

He is survived by his children, Bill (Julie) Phlipot, Dot Scheer, Tom (Brenda) Phlipot, all of New Bremen, Deb (Tom) Scroggins of Seabrook, Texas, Dan Phlipot of Conyers, Ga., and Ken (Amy) Phlipot of Celina; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen Overman of Coldwater and Pauline Siefring of Decatur, Ind.; two brothers, Francis (Janice) Phlipot of North Star and Gene (Marylou) Phlipot of Minster; his stepchildren, Dave (Kathy) Bergman of Georgia, Nancy (Jerry) Koesters of Florida, Tom (Sandy) Bergman of St. Marys, Sandy (Dale) Schafer of Fort Loramie, Mary Jo (Dave) Bellman of Coldwater, Jerry (Lynn) Bergman of Minster, Stan (Cindy) Bergman of Arizona, Chris (Brad) Hausfeld of Englewood, Phyllis (Vince) Cuda of Florida, Ed (Cindy) Bergman, Peg (Dan) Harrod, Alan (Becky) Bergman, Bruce (Rhonda) Bergman, Terry (Rhonda), Mark (Dana) Bergman, Ron (Melissa) Bergman, all of New Bremen, and Sarah (Mike) McNulty of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his son, John, in infancy; a son-in-law, Ron Scheer; four brothers, Joseph, Charles, Leon and Edwin Phlipot; three sisters, Mildred Gaier, Loretta Edwards and Eleanor Schlater; a stepdaughter, Judy Trisel.

Mr. Phlipot was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, where he was a funeral Mass server for several years. He belonged to the New Bremen Senior Citizens and was a charter member of the New Bremen Rod and Gun Club.

He was a member of the former Lions Club in New Bremen and helped in the development of the Lion’s Club Park. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, hunting mushrooms, gardening and making different types of wines. He owned and operated Ernie’s Barbershop in New Bremen for more than 52 years and made trips to cut the hair of the residents of Auglaize Acres for many years. The past few years, he helped with the care of a local cemetery.  

A Mass of Christian burial will held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.  

Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, at which time the Rosary will be prayed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice of Coldwater.

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