Ernest L. ‘Ernie’ Begle, 82, Jasper

Ernest L. “Ernie” Begle, 82, of Jasper, passed away at 2:32 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Ernie was born in Jasper on October 8, 1936, to John and Frieda (Wendholt) Begle. He married Marilyn Fetcher on November 25, 1958, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, and was a member of the American Legion Post #147.

Ernie was a professional photographer who specialized in wedding photography and was a photographer for the Dubois County Herald for 50 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

He enjoyed gardening, playing softball, attending his grandkids’ sporting events, playing pranks on friends, spending time at “The Lot,” and spending time with friends, family, and his cat Black.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Begle of Jasper; one daughter, Kelly Norris, Missouri City, Texas; three sons, Kurt Begle (Pam), Jasper, Greg Begle (Jenny), Jasper, and Dean Begle (Donna), Jasper; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie “Sis” Altmeyer, Huntingburg; and one brother, Rich Begle of Jasper. 

Preceding him in death was one brother, Leroy Begle; and his dog, Bobe. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ernest L. “Ernie” Begle will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow at a later date at the Jasper Enlow City Cemetery. American Legion Post #147 will conduct military gravesite rites.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

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