Philip J. Ernesti

Philip J. Ernesti

9/5/1966 – 7/2/2019


Sunday, July 7, 2019

3:00 – 5:00 PM


3:00 PM

both at Roeder Mortuary – Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone Drive Gretna, Nebraska


Monday, July 8, 2019

10:30 AM

at St. Patrick Catholic Church

508 Angus Street Gretna, Nebraska

Roeder Mortuary:

11710 Standing Stone Drive Gretna, Nebraska
(402) 332-0090


St. Michael’s Cemetery

West Point, Nebraska

Mass of Christian Burial for Philip Ernesti, age 52 of Gretna, NE will be on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Gretna with Fr. Matt Gutowski as celebrant.   Visitation will be Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 at Roeder Mortuary, Gretna, NE. Interment will be July 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM in St. Michael’s Cemetery, West Point, NE.  Philip passed away on July 2, 2019 at his home in Gretna.  Memorials are suggested to Food Bank of the Heartland or charity of choice.

Philip J. Ernesti was born on September 5, 1966 in West Point, NE to Ambrose and Kathleen (Miller) Ernesti.  Philip graduated from West Point Central Catholic High School in 1984. Following high school, he was employed as a Business Analyst at Nelnet Business Solutions in Denver CO and Lincoln, NE; as a Systems Analyst at National Research Corporation in Lincoln, NE and as Project Lead at First Data in Omaha.

Survivors include sisters Peggy (Cliff) Walker of Cozad, NE, Linda (Jim) Bender of Papillion, NE, Susan (Randy) Ratliff of Lincoln, NE, Sandy Blank of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Sarah (Steve) Rief of Bancroft, NE and brother Jeff Ernesti of West Point, NE as well as 18 nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose and Kathleen Ernesti of West Point, NE, brother Glenn Ernesti and spouse Patty Ernesti of West Point, NE and brother-in-law Steve Blank of Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

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