Obit: Gerber, Alfred L. (1898 - 1979)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gerber, Richert, Elmhorst, Krause, Doering, Schlinsog, Tess, Blum, Breseman, Horehled, Winter, Mills, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/25/1979

Gerber, Alfred L. (28 October 1898 – 16 October 1979)

Alfred L. Gerber was buried in the Neillsville City Cemetery, Friday afternoon, October 19, following services from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiating. Music was offered at the serviced by St. John’s School Choir, accompanied by Paul Tess, and singing “The 23rd Psalm” and “I’m But A Strander Here.” The Gesche Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gerber, 80, Neillsville, passed away in Neillsville Memorial Hospital on October 16, following an illness of several years. He was born on October 28, 1898, in the Granton area to Frederick and Bertha (Rickert) Gerber. The deceased received his education in that community and then farmed in the Town of Grant for many years. He also was an auctioneer. In October 1923, he married Aurelia Elmhorst in Granton ceremonies. The couple moved to Neillsville in 1945, where he worked for Nelson Muffler until retiring in 1965.

Surviving him is his wife, five sons, Alfred E. Jr., and Lowell, both of Rockford, Ill., Harland, Neillsville, Walter of Humbird and Merlin of Madison: three sisters, Mrs. George (Lucilla) Krause of Neillsville, and Mrs. Edward (Lobelia) Doering and Mrs. Wilbur (Natalie) Schlinsog, both of Marshfield; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leland.

Serving as pallbearers were Herb Blum, Louie Breseman, Ernest Horehled, Clarence Krause, Arno Winter and Lee Mills.



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