Ernest E. Schirmer

American FlagErnest E. Schirmer, age 84, of Brookfield. Korean War Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Lila M. Schirmer, nee Samuelson; fond father of Virginia Schirmer, Linda (Jenell) Lorman and Clifford (Judith) Schirmer; grandfather of Sarah and Isabella Schirmer; brother of the late Corrine (August) Kenning. Visitation Friday, March 31, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Saturday 11 A.M. Interment private Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 500 E. 31st Street, La Grange Park, IL 60526. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Aleksey D. Tarantul condolence:

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

    Alek Tarantul

  2. John & Dee Kratochvil condolence:

    Tons of great memories with the Schirmers as neighbors. Never forget meeting Ernie for the first time when John was building our garage and he came and started helping without even knowing our name. Also our fun days of doing cables. He was quite the guy. Sorry for your loss as a family! Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during the following days.

  3. Mark and Joanie Kenning condolence:

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
    Our prayers are with you during this very sad time. He was so much fun and his sense of humor always made us laugh.
    Rest in peace, Uncle Ernie. We love you.

    Joanie and Mark Kenning

  4. Kelly Larry Kyrie and Rose Swieca condolence:

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. We had no idea your dad was so ill. At every birthday or grad party we attended he seemed like such a nice soft spoken gentleman.
    Please accept our condolences to the whole Shirmer family for this sad loss.
    May perpetual light shine upon him.
    Love, Kelly Larry and the Twins

  5. Brian Duffie condolence:

    Sorry for your loss. Ernie was a good friend and an inspiration to all of us reenactors. He will be greatly missed.

  6. John Bessen condolence:

    So sorry to hear about Ernie. I cannot even begin to think how many nights I spent camping with him. I have not forgotten those good times and never will. Wish we could have kept the club going forever, just wasn’t meant to be. I wish you all the best.

  7. Eileen Heffner condolence:

    My very deepest sympathies to you all. May God be with you during this time of grief and loss. You all need a break and some TLC. Take care of each other. You are in my prayers. Eileen

  8. Cain Gideon condolence:

    Cliff and the Schirmer family,
    Although I did not know your father, after reading about him and the messages it’s easy to see he loved his family and country. My sincere sympathy to you all.

  9. Wendy Edgington condolence:

    I am sorry for your loss – been there, done that.
    If there is any way I can help, please let me know.

  10. Cristine and Chuck Williams condolence:

    We were so surprised to hear of your father’s passing. Always loved talking to Ernie at our events. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers and hugs for you and your mom.

    With caring thoughts, Cris and Chuck

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