In loving memory of

Ernie Namendorf
November 30, 1950 - June 3, 2024

Ernie Namendorf, of Antigo, died on June 3, 2024 at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He was 73 years old. He was born on November 30, 1950 in Jersey City, New Jersey, a son of the late Ernest and Eleanore (Lucht) Namendorf.

Ernie served in the United States Army having enlisted on June 25, 1970. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the ASA and NSA. He was honorably discharged on July 8, 1982.

While in the service he met and married Dorothy Ohman, they had one son, Jeffrey. The couple divorced and she preceded him in death.

He later married Linda Aschbrenner and they moved to Wisconsin to operate a dairy farm in the town of Harrison. The couple divorced. Ernie also worked on the Nagel Farm in Deerbrook.

Ernest was an avid baseball card collector and enjoyed world and military history. He was a past treasurer of the Antigo Stock Car Association.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Namendorf of Antigo; a granddaughter, Elondra Namendorf (Matthew Pyle) of Antigo; two great-grandchildren, Harvey Namendorf and Charles Namendorf-Pyle; three brothers, Ronald D. (Barbara) Namendorf of Waynesboro, PA, Roy (Susan) Namendorf of Manahawkin, N.J., and Tracy (Kelly) Namendorf of Wayne, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Elijah Namendorf.

Military Honors were held at the Bradley Funeral Home. Entombment will take place in Manahawkin, New Jersey.


Debra Webster wrote on Jul 19, 2024:

"I met Ernie in 1972 on 0ahu Hawaii. I was there with my x husband as he was also stationed at Schofield Barracks and Ft. Devens Ma.with Ernie.I have been looking for Ernie for years. I found the obit of your mother and then saw Ernies obit next to it. So sorry to hear 8about Ernies passing. He was such a wonderful man.Ifelt welcome by him when I arrived in Hawaii. He taught me how to play cards, took my husband and I out to eat at an Italian restaurant in Waikiki. Those are my fond memories of Ernie. I wish I could have seen and talked to him again . Sending my heart felt sympathy to all his family. Debra Webster 74 North High St Derry,N.H. "

Michelle Zarda wrote on Jun 6, 2024:

"Ernie was my uncle and I loved to hear him laugh and tease the girls. He was a man full of knowledge and his history he could tell it like it was yesterday. He had a very big loving heart for family, friends and animals. I can hear him now saying wr are not getting another cat unless it's outside. He always made you feel comfortable even when ai was younger n didn't understand much about life he always had a way to help you open up. I'm glad you made that peaceful journey and I plan on seeing you in the otherside"