Ernest F. Kispert, 96, of Hillsboro died Aug. 5, 2019, at his home in Hillsboro. He was a lifetime member of Amvets Post 48 and American Legion Post 253, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He owned a plank from USS N.C. BB55. Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank and Otillie (Lorenz) Kispert.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Christine (Pfleck) Kispert; an infant son; and two sisters.
Survivors include a daughter: Carol Jean Vogt of Hillsboro; two grandchildren: Tom (Wendy Goff) Vogt of Hillsboro and Christina “Tina” Vogt of Hillsboro; a great-granddaughter: Daniell Nicole Vogt; and a great-great-grandson: Finn Thomas Schrum.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with an Amvets service at 7 p.m., at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., in De Soto. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis County.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.