Ernest Erich Wolfert died peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 21, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born on March 28, 1930 in Bolko, Oppeln, Schlesien, Prussia, Germany to Gottlieb Wolfert and Martha Wanda Sterzik Wolfert. In 1951 at the age of 21 he was the first of his family to investigate and join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of his family later joined, including his father and mother. He emigrated to the United States in 1953, meeting his eternal sweetheart, Ruth Ingeborg Adler Wolfert at a meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They were married on September 3, 1955. He served two years in the US Army, stationed at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Ernest became a general contractor, building over 100 custom homes. He and Ruth served two missions together for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one in New Zealand and another in Independence, Missouri. He also served as a guide on Temple Square in Salt Lake City for 7 years. Ernest was an ardent student of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of Church History. He loved The Book of Mormon. He often bore testimony to his children and grandchildren of his love for his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Ernest is survived by his wife Ruth of 65 years, children, Mark (Carol), Annette Harkness (Wallace), Trent (Cindi), and Alex Campbell (Bob), and by 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister Hanna Borcherding and his brother, Guenter Wolfert.

A family-only funeral service will be held in Sandy.

The family would like to express gratitude to the exceptional and compassionate nurses and hospice team at Intermountain Medical Center, including: Dr. Cherie Brunker, Suzie, Katrina, Leah, Jaedon, Juanita, Victoria and Emily.


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Memorial Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
3115 East 7800 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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Apr 24, 2021

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Dear Ruth and family-

So many of my childhood memories include you! I have thought of your love and faith often. May you know of the goodness you blessed me and so many others with. I pray you will feel of our Savior’s love at this difficult time.


Sally Wahlen Jensen

Sally Jensen May 05, 2021

he was a great man and friend of Genes Building Materials

eldon Weber Apr 27, 2021

Ernest and Ruth always had a great testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He and his family were great neighbors and lead by example to me as well as others growing up. Wonderful memories of the Wolfert family being so kind. My love and prayers to the Wolfert Family.

Paul Swan , Riverton, UT, US Apr 26, 2021

Our love and appreciation for your outstanding service with your eternal companion in the Missouri Independence Mission. Our love and prayers are extended to Sister Wolfert. .... “President” and Sister Rogers

V Daniel & Luana Rogers Apr 25, 2021

Great neighbors. Love to family.

George Swan , S.L.C.,, UT, US Apr 25, 2021