Ernest “Ernie” J. Cavaletto, 76, of Knightstown, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence. He was born April 14, 1940 in Clinton, Ind., a son of Ernest and Lena (Bugni) Cavaletto, Sr.
He owned and operated Ernie’s Market for over 50 years and had also been a local farmer for several years. Ernie was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. He enjoyed wintering in Palm Harbor, Fla.
He is survived by his companion, Joelene Neal of Knightstown; his former wife, Irma Greene of Morristown; four sons, David Cavaletto of Long Island, NY, Michael (Amanda) Cavaletto of Greenwood, James Cavaletto of Morristown and William Cavaletto of Arlington; three daugthers, Marsha Isaacs of Florida, Sheri Heck of Morristown and Joyanna Lash of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Grant, Jr.,and Devon Isaacs, Alyson Geyer, Tyler and Alex Heck, Jesse, Kristin, Landon, Wyatt, Colton and Aiden Cavaletto; great-grandchildren, Leah, Kennedy and Parker Geyer, Alice and Kaylee Isaacs; two brothers, Virgil Cavaletto of Knightstown and David Cavaletto of Greenfield; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and John Cavaletto.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, December 4, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel where a Rosary Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Monday, December 5, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Knightstown with Father John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.
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