Ernest Frank Trapp Jr. age 79, of Lamberton, died on January 3, at Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 9, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lamberton

Service will be held at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Thursday at 11:00 am.

The clergy will be Todd Mathison. Interment will be at the Lamberton Cemetery in Lamberton, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, MN. On line condolences may be left for the family at

Ernest Frank Trapp, Jr. was born on May 14, 1940 to Ernest and Alvina (Dewitz) Trapp in Sanborn, MN. He graduated from Sanborn High School with the class of 1958. On June 22, 1985, Ernie was united in marriage to Elizabeth Eykyn at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lamberton. Ernie worked as a welder, mechanic, and truck driver through out his adult life. He was a firearm’s safety instructor for many years. Ernie was a member of the Sons of the American Legion since 1986 and also Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children – Michelle, Bob, Kenny, and Teresa; step-children – Heath (Kelly), Marnie (Juan), and Gerald; step-grandchildren – Camden, Miranda, Dalton, Faith, and Lacey; and sister-in-law Darlene Trapp. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elizabeth in 2014; brothers – Thomas and Robert; and 2 grandchildren.