Ernie Rezac 1932-2018

Ernie Rezac 1932-2018

Ernest E. “Ernie” Rezac, 85, Silver Lake, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton.

He was born Oct. 28, 1932, at Emmett, the son of Ernest W. and Ruby Steele Rezac. He grew up in the Rossville community and attended Twin Rose Country School. Ernie graduated from Rossville High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from Feb. 10, 1953, until Jan. 18, 1955.

Ernie was a farmer and stockman all of his life. He raised cattle into his 80s.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Nancy Dickerson, in 1986.

On Dec. 13, 1952, he was united in marriage to Martha Wood in Rossville. They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, David (Vicki) Rezac, Delia; his daughter, Janice (Dennis) Prior, Rossville; a brother, Darrel Rezac, Rossville; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Rezac will lie in state and the family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 12, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be held in Rossville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Croix Hospice, sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, KS 66536. To leave online condolences please go to


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