Lothar Ernst Kaemmerling
July 4, 1940 – June 22, 2020
Lothar Ernst Kaemmerling was born on July 4, 1940 and passed away on June 22, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida and is under the care of Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.
Funeral Service will be held on June 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Hwy, Pensacola, Florida.
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Monday, June 29, 2020
Lothar Ernst Kaemmerling
July 4, 2020
Happy 80th Birthday Uncle Ernie
You are missed and in are hearts and thoughts ❤️
Love You Forever,
Henry and Lorrie
June 30, 2020
I met Susan in 1986, she applied for the secretarial position at the college’s office onboard NAS Pensacola. Sometime later Ernie was hired part-time as our computer tech. As time went by Ernie and I got to know each other better and became friends.
Did you know Susan has opinions? With encouragement, you might get her to share them. In working with Susan, I decided “Saint Ernie” was a well-earned title. When I addressed him as such, he would chuckle but would never confirm nor deny the title’s merits.
Ernie was a simple, complex man. He loved his family, dedicated to doing everything as near to perfection as possible and shared words sparingly. Those where his “surface” qualities.
His childhood could have produced a bitter, angry man, born in Germany during WWII. His father never returned after the war and his fate was never known. In Post-war Germany, his mother faced alone caring for Ernie and his sister. In his teens Ernie left for America. Destiny would eventually bring him to meet his “Sue.”
Ernie was blessed with a keen intellect and a curious mind, was the model of the lifelong learner. He loved technology. Susan could refer to them “toys”, but they were extensions of Ernie’s quest to understand. OK, maybe the motorcycle was a toy.
Ernie had a dry sense of humor. You could see that look on his face and think, “OK, wait for it.” Then sometimes with just one word he would make you laugh. I think the rather stern countenance he tended to present added to the effect.
Over these decades of knowing Ernie and Susan there is one overriding thought. Theirs is a marriage, a lifelong love affair and friendship too seldom seen. With all too many trials and tragedies their bond stood firm.
As Christ followers I am comforted to know that this love affair between Ernie and Susan is only on “pause.” To be resumed for eternity. Saint Ernie, thank you for your friendship. I look forward to seeing you again. Maybe we both can get motorcycles