Obit: Gerber, Walter (1936 - 2008)

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Surnames: Gerber, Elmhorst, Walker, Halverson

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 16 Oct. 2008

Gerber, Walter (6 Mar. 1936 - 13 Oct. 2008)

NEILLSVILLE -- Walter Gerber, 72, of Humbird died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, in Osseo.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Walter was born March 6, 1936, in Granton, the son of Alfred and Aurelia (Elmhorst) Gerber. Walter worked for Nelson Muffler for a short time before moving to Rockford, Ill., where he worked from 1956 to 1971 for Sundstrand Corp. He was united in marriage Jan. 26, 1957, to Patricia Walker in Humbird. He worked for the Jackson County Iron Mine of Black River Falls from 1971 to 1983 and then worked a short time for Lynn Dairy. In 1984, he went to work for Gardner Trucking Inc. of Pittsville until his retirement in May 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Anne Gerber of Humbird; sons, Rickie Lee Gerber and Walter "Chip" Fredrick Gerber, both of Humbird, and Dean Wade (Linda) Gerber, Neillsville; daughter, Nickie Sue (Gwyn) Halverson, Humbird; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is further survived by three brothers, Harland "Hans" Gerber, Neillsville, Merlin (LaVonne) Gerber, Madison, and Lowell "PeeWee" (Arcy), Whitney, Texas.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Brenda Gerber, and a brother, Alfred "Sonny" Gerber.