Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Norbert B. "Nub" Gerlach, 86, St. Henry, died at 11:25 p.m. Nov. 18, 2010, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Burkettsville, to Bernard and Katherine Bruggeman Gerlach. On Aug. 21, 1948, he married Dorothy "Dot" Overman, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Ken (Joyce) Gerlach, Tom (Mary Beth) Gerlach and Rick (Jody) Gerlach, all of St. Henry, and Jack (Ellen) Gerlach, Celina; a sister-in-law, Della Gerlach, St. Henry; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Paul Gerlach; sisters Rita Schindler and Alvina Gerlach; and brothers Arthur, Ott and Ed Gerlach.
He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and a former member of Coldwater VFW, St. Henry American Legion and the Mercer County Elks. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at the former Avco New Idea in Coldwater.
Funeral Mass was 10:30 a.m. today at the church, the Rev. Benedict Magabe officiating. Burial with military honors was at St. Henry Cemetery.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry handled arrangements.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.