Thursday, December 18, 2014

Robert G. Gerber

Kenosha -- Robert G. Gerber, age 90, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Kenosha Estates. Robert was born in Racine on September 27, 1924, son of the late George and Bertha (Nee: Kanetzke) Gerber.

On June 14, 1952, at Atonement Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to Joyce M. Christensen.

Robert was employed by Twin Disc for twenty-two years, retiring in 1986. A lifetime member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Robert enjoyed volunteering for his church and Shoreland Lutheran High School for many years. Most of all, he treasured time spent with his family, enjoyed reading, old movies and sudoku puzzles. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Joyce; his daughters, Holly (James) Ritchey of Grayslake, IL, Julie (Kristopher) Koykkari, Ivy Gerber, all of Racine; six grandchildren, Brad (Joni) Ritchey, Jason Ritchey, Alexis (Pete) Matson, Aaron (Liz) Koykkari, Bianca Dieck, Miranda Dieck; his great-granddaughter, Teagan Koykkari; sister, Marjorie Matson of Racine; sister-in-law, Mary Gerber of Grand Island, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Gerber; sister and brother-in-law, Marion and William Dygon; and brother-in-law, Edward Matson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa St., with Rev. Aaron J. Dolan officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials to First Evangelical Lutheran Church have been suggested.

A special thank you to respective staffs at Kenosha Estates Nursing Home and Hospice for all their loving and compassionate care. 

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1 comment:

Karen Hickson said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My mother is also at Kenosha Estates, 2nd floor dementia unit. Will try to stop by the church. God's blessings to the family...Karen (Dygon) Hickson