Ernest (Ernie) Maynard Roble, 91, of Spring Grove died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

Ernie was born on May 22, 1922 to Edwin and Mandy (Johnson) Roble. He was a 1940 Caledonia High School Graduate. He attended Winona State University, and the University of Minnesota.

Ernie married Signe Roverud on Oct. 7, 1945 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. They recently celebrated 68 years of marriage.

The couple farmed in Wilmington Township until 1980. After retiring, Ernie sold Wilmington Insurance for over 20 years. He was a member of the ASCS board, treasurer for Wilmington Cemetery for 35 years, and on the cemetery board for 25 years.

Ernie was a lifelong member of Wilmington Lutheran Church, serving on the church council. Ernie enjoyed bowling and golfing. He and Signe enjoyed traveling and took many bus trips. He also enjoyed attending his grandkids sporting events in Spring Grove, where he was voted "Fan of the Year". Another interest was being involved in the Pitchfork and Shovel Society.

He is survived by his wife, Signe, of Spring Grove, and his children, Craig (Linda) Roble of Eden Prairie, Minn., Joyce (Steve) Bergrud, and Jennifer (Dean) Ellingson, both of Spring Grove; his grandchildren, Angela (Nate) Paul, Peter (Tiffany Tweito) Bergrud, Jason (Tammy) Roble, Lisa (Luke) Leadbetter, Niklas Roble, Sam and Nicole Ellingson; great-grandchildren, Chandler, Garrett and Lily Bergrud, Isaac Gengler, Payton and Carter Paul and Ryan Leadbetter; his brother, Burnell (Gloria) Roble of Spring Grove; a sister-in-law, Billie Jean Roble of Charleston, S.C., and a brother-in-law, Lester Wiegrefe of Caledonia, Minn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Keith, two grandchildren, Sara Bergrud and Joel Roble, and his siblings, Obert, Mike, A. Raymond Roble and Charlotte Wiegrefe.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at Wilmington Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove. The Rev. Neal Solomonson officiated. Burial will be in the Wilmington Church Cemetery.

Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove assisted the family.