A memorial service for Ernie Soennecken was held at the Edinboro Methodist Church on September 15, 2013.

Ernie was born Ernst -Friedrich Karl Soennecken on December 21, 1944 in Bavaria, Germany. He studied law at various universities and worked in international banking and financial consulting. He and his wife Laurie were married in Edinboro in 1970. Ernie died in Portland, Oregon, on May 10, 2013 and he was laid to rest in the Edinboro Cemetery.

He leaves behind his wife, Laurel Jane Manross Soennecken, his daughter Anna Christina, and his son Brendan Timothy, along with Brendan?????s wife Corey Low and grandchildren Konrad Ernst and Heidi Konstanz.

Ernie was a dedicated Christian and one of his favorite Bible stories, ????lind Bartimaeus????, was read at his memorial service, along with a favorite poem by Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.