Ernest “Ernie” F. Tietz, age 66 of St. Clair, MN died on Monday, May 26, 2014 at North Memorial
Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN following an auto accident near Le Center, MN. Memorial
services will be on Sunday, June 1, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Lanesburgh Township, Le Sueur County. Visitation will be at the church from 1:00 p.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.
at the church on Sunday. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors. Rev. Henry
Koch will officiate the services.
Ernie was born on July 5, 1947 in New Prague, MN to Ewald and Lillian (Novak) Tietz. He later
served in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam from 1967-1971. When he returned home he
worked at the New Prague Flour Mill for over 20 years. He also worked other part time jobs.
Ernie is survived by his daughters; Sherry (Paul) Miller of Belle Plaine, MN, Sarah Jaeger of Jordan,
MN, Shelly Schneider of Belle Plaine, MN. Grandchildren; Josh Terrio, Jared Miller, Lauren Miller,
Chase Emmers & Mia Pribyl. Mother, Lillian Doherty. Siblings; Dahlia (Larry) Beno of Mound,
MN, Terry (Pat) Tietz of Montgomery, MN, Becky (Tim) Freeman of Iowa, Steve (LeAnn) Tietz of
California and Matt Tietz and his special friend Brook of Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his
father, Ewald; Step-father, Mel Doherty and niece, Robin Kline.