Modesto Bee Thursday, 27 Nov 2003 P. B-4 Ernest B. Setliff Jr.
Sept 9, 1926 - Nov. 24, 2003
Ernest Baxter "Ernie" Setliff Jr., 77, of Riverbank died Monday at Oak Valley Hospital, Oakdale.
Mr. Setliff was a native of Oklahoma and lived in Riverbank more than 60 years. He owned and operated Setliff Brothers Automotive for 53 years. He was a member of the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce. He served in the Army Air Forces in World War II and the Air Force in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Setliff of Riverbank; children, Ronald Setliff of Modesto, and Sharon Setliff and Lenore Chaldek, both of Riverbank; brother, Arnold Setliff of Riverbank; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m.. Tuesday at Riverbank Memorial Chapel, with burial at Burwood Cemetery, Escalon [San Joaquin County]. Visitation from 4 to 8 pm at the chapel.
Remebrences may be made to the United Methodist Church Wheelchair Ramp Fund, PO Box 1091, Riverbank, 95367
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