Ervine Francis Eilert II, age 72, died Monday, November 15, 2021, at Rochester West Health Services.
Ervine was born on July 7, 1949, in New Orleans, LA to Ervine and Margaret (Markel) Eilert. He was an Air Force veteran. While stationed in Grand Forks, ND, he met and married Mary Lou Micka. They later divorced but remained in close contact. After obtaining an electronic technician certificate through Rochester Technical Institute, he performed computer programming work at International Transport until the company relocated. Afterward, he became a taxi driver with Yellow Cab where he drove for many years.
Ervine enjoyed cars as well as building model cars. As a young family man, he participated in a rally car club and a model railroad group. He liked watching various TV programs and especially enjoyed the History Channel.
Ervine is survived by his children, Jody (David) Kruckeberg of Deer Lodge, TN; Randy (Becky) Eilert of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren, Dominik and Dakota Kruckeberg; Austin and Justin Eilert; and siblings, Michael (Marsha) Eilert of Fort Collins, CO; Patrick Eilert of Lingle, WY; Mary Kasper of Scottsbluff, NE; Denise (Johnnie) Jones of Elizabeth City, NC.
Ervine is preceded in death by his father, Ervine Francis Eilert, mother, Margaret E. Eilert and infant brother, Rene Edward Eilert.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Services will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences of Ervine may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com.