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Ernest Felix Huppert

Ernest Felix Huppert

Ernest Felix Huppert, age 76 of Cumberland, WI, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI after a year of battling cancer. Ernest was born the son of Felix and Mildred (Holmquist) Huppert on August 7, 1942 on the family farm in the town of Oak Grove, Pierce County, Wisconsin. He graduated from Prescott High School with the class of 1960. On June 27, 1964, he was married to Colleen Seifert. Ernest was drafted in 1964 and proudly served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. He worked in construction with his father, and spent years working with local farmers as a representative of Jacques Seed Co. In retirement, Ernie was know for his handyman skills, from wood working, to plumbing, or lawncare. In his 70's, he went back to work helping a local farmer. Ernie enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, 4-wheeling, family cook-outs, and hunting with his family and friends. He was an easy going guy with a great sense of humor, was hardworking, and proud of his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Mildred Huppert; brothers, Milton "Micky" Huppert and James Huppert; and brother-in-law, Curt Hoikka. Ernie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Colleen Huppert; children, Barry (Lisa) Huppert, Dale (Julie) Huppert, Tony (Kathy) Huppert, and Heidi (Tom) Voss; grandchildren, Alex Huppert, Bryant Townsend, Christopher Huppert, Daniel Huppert, Cassie Huppert, Whitney Huppert, Ashley Huppert, Dalton Huppert, Lydia Voss, Katie Voss, Michael Brouillard; great-grandchildren, Shawn Huppert, Zach Howe; sister, Vivienne Hoikka; brother, Roman (Marcia) Huppert; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Huppert and Cathy Huppert; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12 pm at St. Mary's -Big River W10137 570th Ave, River Falls, WI. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI, and on Thursday from 10-12 at the church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Prescott, WI. Special Thanks to the Mayo Clinic staff for the loving care and support during the past year. Additional Thanks to our family and friends for their love and prayers. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.