Ernst S. Wege, 93, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 24, 2004, in Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he owned two floor covering stores in St. Charles and Wentzville, Mo., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1973.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Jacobi Wege of Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center; two sons -- James Wege of Olympia, Wash., and Jay Wege of Defiance, Mo.; two daughters -- Sister Joy Ann Wege of Tucson and Jane Wege of Cherokee Village; one sister, Anna Hefti of St. Charles, Mo., and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Fischer Wege; twin sister, Estelle Wege; and a son, Jack Wege.
A private service will be held later with burial in St. Michael's Catholic Church Columbarium.