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Ernie Wyninegar Jr.

Ernie Wyninegar Jr.

Ernie Wyninegar, Jr., 55, of Marissa, IL; born on October 10, 1963 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Sparta Community Hospital.

Mr. Wyninegar was a vac tech crewman for Boral Resources at Prairie State Energy Complex.  He was a member of the Tilden Presbyterian Church.  Ernie liked being outdoors and enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing basketball.  Ernie was a kid at heart and liked snorkeling, playing laser tag and going to Skyzone with his girls.  His life was dedicated to his wife and kids.

He is survived by his loving wife – Tawna, nee Howard, Wyninegar.  His daughters – Adrianna Wyninegar and Taylor Wyninegar.  His mother – Janice, nee King, Simmons of Sparta, IL.  One sister – Dawn (Marc) Weinhoffer of Sparta, IL.  His mother-in-law – Joan, nee Powers, Voges of  Marissa, IL.  Sisters-in-law – Natalie, nee Howard, (Greg) Guebert of Evansville, IL; Lisa, nee Howard, (Sean) Seehausen of Godfrey, IL.  His is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Tilden Presbyterian Church.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:00am.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Angela Minemann says:

    So sorry for you and your families loss of your dear husband Ernie. Keeping you all in my prayers.


  2. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.

  3. Louise Bluff says:

    So sorry for all of you and your great loss. May God be with all of you during this time. You are all in my prayers.

  4. Christopher Miller says:

    i loved this man like family and i regret not coming down more and expressing that.. i miss you so much bub!

  5. Jana Fett says:

    My sincere sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to you all.

  6. Matt Espenschied says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wyninegar family.

  7. Cheri warhoover says:

    I’m am so sorry for all the family. Prayers for everyone.

  8. Sue Howard says:

    There are no words to heal the pain of losing a loved one. Just know our prayers are for you and your family

  9. Vickie Leady says:

    So sorry for your loss
    Prayers to you and your family

  10. Catherine (Geralds) Cox says:

    My heart goes out to you all! So sad that he was taken so young. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.

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