Michael Harold Ernst, age 74 of Delton, passed away June 30, 2022 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Michael was born March 21, 1948 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Harold and Mary (Lucas) Ernst. Michael worked as an elevator technician at Otis Elevator for over 25 years retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Local 85 of the ICEU. Michael owned and operated Jones Lake Campground in Delton with his wife, Aliene for more than 35 years. In his free time, Michael enjoyed antique tractors, collecting an extensive array of iron piggy banks, and watching Westerns on tv. He loved spending winters in Key West, Florida for many years. Michael was a hard worker who was always willing to help others in need. He loved his family and friends and will be remembered as a proud grandpa and story teller. Michael leaves behind his loving wife, Aliene (Daniels) Ernst; daughters: Melissa (Jason) Stoneburner, Jennifer Ann (Richard Lee Jr.) Jackson; grandchildren: Emily and Easton Stoneburner, Jacob and Audrey Jackson; siblings: Shirley (Steve) Terrien, John (Linda) Ernst, Mary (Roger) Larson; several nieces and nephews; and many extended family and campers at Jones Lake Campground. Michael was preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd Michael Ernst; and grandson, Jeffery Ernst. Michael's family will receive friends on Sunday, July 3, 2022 from 12 noon to 3:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton. Private burial will take place in Prairieville Cemetery. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Michael's family. Due to concerns for safety and wellness of friends and loved ones in this time of COVID there will be no luncheon.