Ernest Henry von Seggern

July 23, 1945 ~ February 20, 2022 (age 76)



            Ernie von Seggern was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 23, 1945, to Ernest A. and Helen von Seggern. With his wife at his side, he passed from this life into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 20, 2022.

Ernie graduated from Burbank High School in 1963 and began college at what is now UC Northridge. In 1967, he joined the military as a member of the band at March Air Force Base.  Ernie applied to an educational program and was soon sent to the University of Washington where he completed a bachelor's degree in Physics in 1969. He also completed a B.S. in Math and later a master’s in Systems Management from USC. Ernie retired from the Air Force as a Captain in 1987.  He went on to work for Wang Laboratories and then William Carey Publishing.  Ernie relocated his family from California to Washington where he later became a member of Winlock Post 101 of the American Legion.

He joined the Home Depot when it opened in Chehalis. His favorite part of working in the hardware department was helping customers and volunteering the first Saturday of the month to teach woodworking at the Kid’s Clinic.  He was forced to retire in March of 2021 due to advanced prostate cancer.

Ernie would tell you that the most important day in his life was Mother’s Day 1985 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and became a changed man and a child of God.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Frances Bach.

He leaves behind his wife, Karen, 7 children, 10 grandchildren and his brother, Albert.

His Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 12th at 11:00 am at Mountain View Baptist Church in Centralia, Washington. A light lunch will follow. 

Please make any memorial donations to Mountain View’s programs for youth and missions.

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Celebration of Life
March 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Mountain View Baptist Church, Centralia, Washington

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