Ronald G. GerberJanuary 2, 1939 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 78)
Ronald G. Gerber, 78, of LaGrange, IN, formerly of Decatur, IN, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in the Lutheran Hospital. He was born on January 2, 1939, in Adams County, IN, the son of the late Edward U. and Sadie S. (Schwartz) Gerber. On October 3, 1959, he married Jane E. Uhrick and after 58 years together, she preceded him in death on May 21, 2017.
He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur. He attended First United Methodist Church while wintering in Sebring, FL. While in Florida, during the winter months Ron and Jane lived in Leisure Acres Mobile Home Community. Ron was a graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in Industrial Management. He was the Executive Director of Woodcrest, and the Vice President of Decatur Industries. Ron was also on the North Adams School Board where he served as President, the Decatur Lions Club and the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. Ron had a huge love of music, he was a member of the local group Praise Four, directed the choir at Zion, and sang in the choir and a trio in Florida at Leisure Park.
He is survived by twin sons, Keith A. (Robin) Gerber and Kelly L. (Kris) Gerber both of Decatur; two daughters, Laurie S. (Jovan) Mrvos of Decatur and Michelle D. (Todd) Darr of Eaton, OH; 2 brothers, Jerry (Donna) Gerber of Decatur and Phillip (Gretchen) Gerber of Magnolia, MS; 2 sisters, Rose (Richard) Kipfer of Bluffton and Peggy (Charles) Ratz; 7 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Zion United Church of Christ, with calling 1 hour prior to the service from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Randy Rossman and burial will take place in the Decatur Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and gifts the family has requested memorials may be made to Zion United Church of Christ or Adams Woodcrest for Resident Enhancement.