Fredrick Adam Ernst, 82, Russell, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born on April 8, 1937, in Otis to Joseph and Bertha (Schneider) Ernst.

He married Darlene Marie Karlin on July 14, 1962, in Victoria. He worked in the oilfield industry. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving family include his wife, Russell; two sons, Michael Ernst, Russell and Matthew Ernst, Olathe; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark.

A private family graveside will be held immediately at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Russell; burial to follow. There will be no visitation or greeting with family.

A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Russell Veteran of Foreign Wars in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.