Ernest E. Holbrook

September 1, 1952 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 69)


Ernest E. "Ernie" Holbrook, 69, of Wabash, Indiana, passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He was born on September 1, 1952, to Adam and Dosha (Ray) Holbrook in Lima, Ohio.

Ernest served in the United States Air Force. He married Ramona Copeland on February 14, 2021. He worked for Miller’s Merry Manor in maintenance and the Wabash County Transit. “Happy Happy” was his favorite saying, along with “Love you and See Ya Bye” and he adored his grandchildren.

Ernest is survived by his wife, Ramona Holbrook of Wabash, Indiana. two sons, Jesse (Betsy) Holbrook of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brandon (Amber) Catlett of Phnompehn, Cambodia; one daughter, Lisa (John) Blocher of Wabash, Indiana; two stepdaughters, Carissa Copeland, and Mackenzie Powell, both of Wabash, Indiana; 12 grandchildren, Anthony (Paige) Wooten, Dakota (Cayley) Holbrook, Jessica (Ryan Davenport) Blocher, Kameron Holbrook, Alexandria Blocher, Tyler Blocher, Riley Wooten, Danika Holbrook, Jaeden Winstead, Reagen Copeland, Karson McKenzie, Sativa Craig; 12 great grandchildren. One brother, Cledies (Linda) Holbrook of Wabash, Indiana. He is proceeded in death by one daughter, two brothers, and one-half sister.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4-7 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Home 231 Falls Ave. Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Private Graveside Services will be at Preston Cemetery in Alger, Ohio.

McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana, 46992, have been trusted with Ernest Holbrook's final arrangements.

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August 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

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