While the focus since Wednesday has been the horrific crime and subsequent capture and initial appearance of three suspects who are alleged to have murdered Sheridan businessman Bob Ernst, the Ernst family must now begin the painful process of picking up the pieces. That process begins with a memorial service, which has been scheduled for next Monday, August 31st at 10 am at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
79-year-old Robert Frederick Ernst passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan on August 26th as the result of gunshot wounds sustained in the home invasion that occurred early that morning.
Bob leaves behind his wife Linda Ernst, daughter Ann Ernst of Casper, daughter Lisa Knox of Chandler, Arizona and her husband Alex; grandchildren Nicole and Thompson Knox; sister Audrey Downes of Chico, CA and her husband David, as well as friends and colleagues too numerous to mention here.
Messages of condolence can be written to the family on a special website, www.prayersforbobernst.com. His full obituary is posted right now by clicking the News drop-down above, and then the obituary link.