Silver Lake—Ernest E. “Ernie” Rezac, 85, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Medical Lodge of Jackson County in Holton.
He was born October 28, 1932 at Emmett, the son of Ernest W. and Ruby Steele Rezac. He grew up in the Rossville community and attended Twin Rose Country School. Ernie graduated from Rossville High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War from February 10, 1953 until January 18, 1955.
Ernie was a farmer and stockman all of his life. He raised cattle into his 80’s.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Nancy Dickerson in 1986.
On December 13, 1952 he was united in marriage to Martha Wood in Rossville. They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son, David (Vicki) Rezac, Delia; his daughter, Janice (Dennis) Prior, Rossville; a brother, Darrel Rezac, Rossville; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Rezac will lie in state and the family will receive friends on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment is in the Rossville Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be given to St. Croix Hospice, and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave on line condolences please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.