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Rhonda Sue (Layland) Ernsberger

April 27, 1967 ~ April 16, 2021 (age 53)


Rhonda Ernsberger, 53, of Galion passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Rhonda was born on April 27, 1967 in Mount Vernon to the late Joseph Palmer and Marilyn (Tish) Lucas, who survives her in Crestline.

Rhonda married her best friend and love of her life, Jerry Ernsberger on August 10, 1986. They spent an amazing 37 years together. She lived her best life. They had their amazing son who she loved dearly. Rhonda had two amazing grandchildren, Rael and Jackson Ernsberger. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved them dearly. She absolutely loved watching and supporting them while they played sports. Rhonda enjoyed many camping trips and vacations with her husband and grandchildren.

Rhonda loved shopping at thrift stores. She enjoyed camping with her friends and family. Rhonda loved going to the lake. Her and Jerry loved just getting in the truck and going on random road trips. Rhonda loved being outdoors. She loved conversations at the kitchen table with friends and family. Rhonda loved animals and taking her grandchildren to the zoo. She enjoyed watching her grandkids with the horses. Rhonda was often called the garage sale bandit. She worked as an STNA for 27 years. Rhonda loved helping and taking care of all her patients.

In addition to her husband and mother, Rhonda is survived by her son; Jeremy (Alasha) Ernsberger; siblings; Shelia (Jon) Hart, Todd (Shawna) Layland, Brian (Lynne) Layland and Michelle Cooper; grandchildren; Rael and Jackson Ernsberger; dog, Ace; 8 nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Rhonda is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Palmer and grandmother, Alda Little.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Galion Moose Lodge #303; 520 S Market St, Galion, OH 44833.

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Celebration of Life
April 25, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Galion Moose Lodge #303
520 S. Market Street
Galion, OH 44833

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