Ernest A. Mohaupt, 97, of Jamestown, ND, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 21, 2021 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown.
Ernest Andrew Mohaupt was born January 16, 1924 in Grand Rapids, MN, the son of Henry and Helma (Jerney) Mohaupt. He attended school in Grand Rapids and Bemidji, MN. Ernie entered the US Army in May 1943 and served in the European theater in Ireland, England, France, Belgium, and Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1945 at Camp McCoy, WI. Ernie worked for NW Bell Telephone Co. as a lineman, was a supervisor for Ben Franklin stores in northwest Iowa, and in sales for KCMT-TV Alexandria, MN, KTHI-TV Fargo, KSJB-Radio Jamestown, and manager of WDAZ-TV Devils Lake. He was also owner of the Devils Lake Dairy Queen and Coast to Coast store in Cando, ND.
Ernie married Gloria Waitman on September 3, 1965 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; two children, Jeff and Mark of Minneapolis, MN; and three step-children, Lon (Katherine) Waitman, Atlanta, GA, Randy Waitman, Fairbanks, AK, and Julie Waitman, Carmel, IN; four grandchildren; sister, Priscilla Regan, LaMesa, CA.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ann; sisters, Marge, Lorry, Carol, Barbara, and Mary; and brother, Jim.
There will be a private family graveside service at a later date at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
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