Ernest "Ernie" Havlovic, 85, of Brainard, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.
Funeral Mass is Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Brainard. Visitation is Sunday, Dec 3 at Holy Trinity from 5-6 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Rosary Service. Burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Memorials in care of the family.
Ernie was born on May 17, 1932 to Joseph and Edith(Rerucha) Havlovic, on the farm near Brainard. He went to school until the 8th grade at Holy Trinity. On February 3, 1953 he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served until January 6, 1955. He came home and farmed for most of his life.
Ernie was involved with the Brainard Volunteer Fire Department, and loved to cook for their breakfasts. He like to garden, raise chickens, farm, and take annual trips with his friends. Ernie was strong in his faith, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Brainard Rejda Legion Post #273.
He is survived by his siblings: Sister Ernestine(Helen), of Omaha, Bro. Edward(Wilfred), of Milwaukee, Jim(Elaine) Havlovic, of Stacyville, Iowa, Marie(Larry) Mielak, of Columbus, Ray(Orletha) Havlovic, of David City, Leonard(JoAnn) Havlovic, of Wichita, Kan., Katherine(Chuck) Lavicky, of Dwight, Bernard(Maureen) Havlovic, of Lyle, Minn., Martin Havlovic, of Portage, Wis., Edwin Havlovic, of Weehauken, N.J., and George(Mary) Havlovic, of El Paso, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Ernie is preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Edith; brothers: Joe Havlovic and Jerome Havlovic; and an infant brother: Francis.