BREAKING NEWS: Ernie Bierwagen dead at 88 |

BREAKING NEWS: Ernie Bierwagen dead at 88

Longtime Chicago Park orchardist and Nevada Irrigation District Director Ernie Bierwagen died Thursday. He was 88.

Born on the same farm his family settled in 1902, Bierwagen was a conservative political activist, property rights advocate, Farm Bureau member and Chicago Park Elementary School Board member for many years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1979 Ridge Road in Grass Valley. A private family burial will follow.

For an in-depth story on Bierwagen’s life, see Saturday’s edition of The Union.

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