Erna M. (Berninger) Malsy

Born: Mon., Dec. 5, 1932
Died: Sun., Sep. 10, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Twilight Funeral Service

7:00 PM Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Erna M. Malsy, age 84 of West Union, IL, died Sunday September 10, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, following emergency surgery.

Born December 5, 1932 in Klein Auheim, Germany, she was the daughter of Joseph and Katharina Berninger.  On February 20, 1954 she married Christian Malsy and he preceded her in death on February 6, 2012.

Erna was employed with Traveler’s Insurance Company and the Hartford Insurance Company for 25 years as a Workers Compensation Underwriter.  She and Christian had both been member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church, Hartford, CT.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and David “Bud” Ash, West Union, IL; three grandchildren and spouses, Christopher and Erica Morse, Yakima, WA, Melissa and Patrick O’Leary, Madison, CT and Tad and Joey Ash, Ewing, IL; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irmgard Kaufmann, Hanau, Germany, Hedi Müller, Hainburg, Germany and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; Husband, Christian Malsy; two brothers-in-law, Reinhold Müller and Rudi Kaufmann.

There will be a Twilight Memorial service on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with visitation from 5:00 PM until time of service at 7:00 PM.  Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford CT, at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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AnneMarie Hecht Bohan
   Posted Sat September 16, 2017
Dear Diane and Family:
Mike and I just wanted you express our sincere condolences on your mom's passing. She was the sweetest lady and I have such fond memories from when she lived in Hartford and spent so much time with my parents, Fritz and Anna, and of course your dad, Chris. I know that your parents and my parents had many dates in common, especially their wedding anniversary. My father-in-law passed on Sunday as well, the same day as your mom! Again, I'm so sorry about your mom and will always remember her with love. AnneMarie

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