Ernest W. Duerig
November 18, 1933 - January 9, 2022
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Ernest W. Duerig, 88, of Skokie, Illinois passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022. Ernie (as he was known) was born November 18, 1933 in Meissen, Germany to Else (née Zänker) and Fritz Dürig.  He grew up the big brother to Manfred (Irmgard) Duerig, Eva Issense, Eberhard Duerig,  Irmgard (Ulrich) Rupnow, Rosemary Dürig and Lothar Dürig. …

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Tom Tobin left a message on January 23, 2022:
I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to the Duerig family and friends. I worked with Enrie for much of his career at S&C and can attest to his friendly, happy, and helpful personality. He fully supported our development work and made every effort to meet the demanding requests. He was a significant factor in the success of S&C. All of us will miss him.
Ray Stamer left a message on January 20, 2022:
My condolences to Ernie's family. Ernie and I go back a long way. He and I always talked about my BMW motorcycle. He liked those German vehicles.
John Blumenshine left a message on January 20, 2022:
Ernie was a true friend. During my years at S&C he was always there to help me. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.
Joy and Leo Benvenuti left a message on January 20, 2022:
We have happy memories of Ernie and were so sad to hear of his passing. Wishing all the Duerigs peace, love and strength. xo
Jochen&Martina left a message on January 20, 2022:
Liebe Lena, lieber Eric unser herzliches Beileid und tiefes Mitgefühl für diesen schweren Verlust von Ernie. Möge euch die Erinnerung an die gemeinsame Zeit auch Trost spenden. Wir sind sehr traurig und werden in stets in lieber Erinnerung behalten. Viele liebe Grüße von Jochen und Martina
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Richard Linden left a message on January 20, 2022:
Sincere condolences to the Duerig family at this time of your loss of Ernie. Ernie's presence was always felt when he walked into the room. He had wonderful short stories and jokes to put a smile on your face. He will be remembered and missed.
Diane Taylor left a message on January 20, 2022:
Ernie Duerig was a wonderful man. He was a man you would have loved as a brother or father . My memories of him are all wonderful,
Hank Kowalyshen left a message on January 19, 2022:
My heart felt condolences to the Duerig family. Memories of Ernie will stay with me for a long long time. I'm glad to have known and worked with him. I wish all the best to his family.
Joann and George Reif left a message on January 19, 2022:
Condolences to your whole family. Ernie was always the best to me at work. (Joann). A special hello to Magdalena Love Joann and George
Terry Severa left a message on January 19, 2022:
My sincere condolences, Magdalena and Eric. Ernie was a wonderful man and a true friend. I was blessed to know him.
John Estey left a message on January 19, 2022:
My sincerest condolences to Ernie's family. I really enjoyed working with Ernie for whom nothing was impossible. He was a huge contributor to S&C's success and we will miss him and his great sense of humor.
Bernie Kirk left a message on January 19, 2022:
Truly one of a kind and will be missed. My condolences to the family from the S&C family. Bernie Kirk
Margaret Nickele left a message on January 19, 2022:
Magdalena and Eric, my deepest sympathy for the passing of Ernie. Everyone at S&C loved working with him, always willing to help and share is knowledge. He helped me so often with my projects. Ernie will always be in our hearts.
Hans Case left a message on January 19, 2022:
My condolences go out to Ernie’s family I knew Ernie for many years working at S&C Electric he will be mist by all his friends and family
Angie Little left a message on January 19, 2022:
A funny sweet man who always offered to help. My condolences to his family.
Jim Dorgan left a message on January 17, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. Ernie was such a great guy to work with.
Jim Dorgan left a message on January 17, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. Ernie was such a great guy to work with.
Alex Karros (S&C Retired 2017) left a message on January 17, 2022:
Ernie you will be missed. You helped me so much with my projects while working in R&D Thank you !
Alan Marks left a message on January 16, 2022:
Eric, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. May his memory be a Blessing.
Carmen Zuniga left a message on January 15, 2022:
My deepest condolences to you all! May you receive peace and comfort during this difficult and painful time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Diana Pagnotta left a message on January 15, 2022:
So sad for your loss. Sending love to you all. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.
Heidi Quiles-Rupnow left a message on January 15, 2022:
As I can remember, you were always a kind hearted man and I enjoyed seeing how you loved being in the presence of your family, especially your siblings. I can just see and hear the laughs of you, my oma, uncle Hardy and Freddie together at the family events we had. I will forever cherish those memories. My deepest condolences goes out to Aunt Lena, Eric, Joan, and the rest of the Durig family. We definitely lost a great man with a wonderful legacy.
Vince & Cathy Pszczolkowski left a message on January 14, 2022:
We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your dad. We will keep you in our prayers
Heiko & Romy left a message on January 13, 2022:
In memory of Ernest W. Duerig, Heiko & Romy lit a candle
Heiko & Romy Seidel left a message on January 13, 2022:
We are very sorry to hear from Ernie. We will all miss him. He was a very loving and very special person. Lieber Eric und liebe Lena, unser herzlichstes Beileid! Wir sind in Gedanken bei Euch. Viele liebe Grüße aus Wilsdruff senden Heiko, Romy und Kinder
Joanne Merritt left a message on January 13, 2022:
Ernie and Lena were our neighbors since we moved to Skokie, many years back. He was kind, fun loving, respectful, helpful and so much more. I will miss sharing a glass of wine in the backyard with him on warm summer nights. May his memory be for a blessing.
Eric Swaback left a message on January 13, 2022:
Eric, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you and your family.
Andrea left a message on January 13, 2022:
In memory of Ernest W. Duerig, Andrea lit a candle
Brian Quilici left a message on January 13, 2022:
Prayers to you and your family Brother!!
Eberhard (Christa) Duerig left a message on January 12, 2022:
Liebe Lena, Eric und Familie, Wir koennen es immer noch nicht fassen das Ernie uns so schnell und ploetzlich verlassen hat. Er wird fuer immer in unserem Herzen und unseren memories bleiben. Die schoenen Stunden die wir mit einander verbracht haben bleiben unvergesslich. Wen wir Mensch aergere Dich nicht gespielt haben oder wie wir in Branson, MS waren oder in Florida. Die Memories sind endles. Wir beten fuer Dich Lena das Deine Familie immer fuer dich da ist. Mein lieber Bruder rest in Piece. We miss you and love you for ever. In loving memories Dein Bruder Hardy und Christa
Thomas Duerig left a message on January 12, 2022:
Tanta Lena, Our heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of our Onkel Ernie. We hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time. Wishing you comfort and peace. Sincerely, Tom & Donna Duerig Family.
Annmarie Benuzzi left a message on January 12, 2022:
My deepest condolences to Eric and Family. I am so very sorry for your loss - you will be in my prayers. I hope you are able to find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Many blessings always.
Mohammad Suleiman left a message on January 12, 2022:
Our heartfelt condolences to Duerig Family. Ernie was great friend, we will always miss him. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Carmen Anderson left a message on January 12, 2022:
I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. Carmen
Eva und Michelle aus Deutschland left a message on January 12, 2022:
Liebe Lena, lieber Eric und Familie, Es schmerzt uns sehr, dass mein lieber Bruder, mein lieber Onkel nicht mehr da ist - unser tiefstes Mitgefühl und Anteilnahme. Unser lieber Ernie, war in der Familie - Der Fels in der Brandung -. Er war verständnisvoll, kontaktliebend sowie immer sehr großzügig. Unsere fast täglichen Telefonate waren sehr wertvoll für mich und unsere Verbindung war herzenseng. Es tut so weh, dass er uns alle so plötzlich verlassen musste. Wir sind weit weg aber im Herzen sind wir bei euch.
Mike Cremins left a message on January 12, 2022:
Met him multiple times at the HEN and Curragh. Always had a good thing to say, especially when it came to his family. Good Man. Condolence's to the family.
Paul Weinman left a message on January 12, 2022:
Condolences to the entire family. I know that he was truly loved, admired, and respected by his family.
Mike Hartnett left a message on January 12, 2022:
My condolences to the Duerig family.
Laura Werner left a message on January 12, 2022:
Eric, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father. I remember meeting him in the lunchroom at SPD, he was a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michael Burns left a message on January 12, 2022:
I am very sorry to hear of the death of your father. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Steve and Jodi Rupnow left a message on January 12, 2022:
We will all miss Uncle Ernie. May our happy memories bring smiles to our faces when we miss him the most. Sending our love to Lena and the rest of the family.
Moritz Roeser left a message on January 12, 2022:
Rest in heavily piece, mein lieber Onkel Ernie. Heaven just gained another angel.
Jan left a message on January 12, 2022:
God bless the Duerig family with His peace as you fondly remember Ernie. His smile will be missed. With love, Jan
David and Kelley Goldsmith left a message on January 11, 2022:
Eric and family we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your father Ernie. We will keep you all in our prayers. Shalom
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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