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Michael Duane Ernsten

October 29, 1946 — September 19, 2023

St George

St. George, Utah- Michael Duane Ernsten, aged 76, Peacefully passed away surrounded by family on September 19th 2023. Michael was born October 29th 1946 in Lynwood, California to Constance and Duane Ernsten. He Married Robyn Scott Clegg (Ernsten) on March 24th 2010. In Hawaii.

Michael was raised in Kearns Utah. He attended Granger High School, and Dixie University.  He voluntarily joined the United States Marine Corps and was swiftly deployed to Vietnam, as a member of India company 3rd Marines 5th Battalion. He fought in the Tet Offensive and was injured by enemy mines. Receiving a Purple Heart. Upon returning to the states Michael began teaching. He taught for 38 years, everything from elementary school to night adult high school. He also coached high school ice hockey at Cottonwood and Brighton High Schools.

He is survived by his children: Brian and Amanda Ernsten, K.C. Pippin and Rok Williams. Grandchildren: Teshia and Charles Johnson, Mitchell and Robyn Ernsten, Lonin and Kevin Clinton, Codie and Ariel Crabtree, Bronwyn Ernsten, Skye Pippin, Lexi Haralson, Kenosha Powdrell and Akeem Jr. Powdrell. Greatgrandchildren: Razi, Harley, Malachi, Leon, Leigham, Darcy, Jerrah, Kjayn. Great Greatgrandchildren : Noah and Nova.

Michael was preceded in death by his wonderful wife Robyn and both his parents Constance and Duane and his daughter Wendi.

Funeral and Viewing Services will be Tuesday September 26th 2023, 9:30 am at the LDS Chapel

4461 South Country Club Drive, St. George Ut  

 
Military Honors and Burial Services will be held Saturday September 30th 2023, 11:30 am at Valley View Memorial Park

4335 W. 4100 So. West Valley City, Ut.

 
Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 E. 700 S. St. George Ut.

In Leau of flowers donations can be made to the Dixie Detachment #1270 of the Marine Corps League

25 West Telegraph St. #225  Washington, Utah 84780

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