Ernest ‘Ernie’ William Tiemann


Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006

Former Ninilchik resident Ernest William Tiemann died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at the Anchorage Pioneer Home, his residence for the last 20 years.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Carol Bock Hall in Ninilchik.

Mr. Tiemann was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Belleville, Ill., He and his wife, Laura Lee, and two daughters homesteaded in Ninilchik in 1951. He served as Ninilchik’s postmaster from 1954 until he retired in 1976.

In World War II, his duties with the First Airborne Army, Infantry took him from North Africa, through Europe, to the Chancellery in Berlin. He was part of the postal unit everywhere he was stationed. He also was the owner of Tiemann’s Village Store.

“Ernie loved hunting, fishing and clam digging, but most of all, the people,” his family said.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Sharrett of Anchorage; daughters, Nancy McKinley of Seattle., Jane Walsh of Buffalo, N. Y,. and Sally Kent, of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Lee McKinley of Ninilchik, Michael Walsh of Burlington, Vt., Kelly Lavin of Indianapolis and Ray McKinley of Seattle; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Funeral Home in Anchorage.

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