Friday Night
66°
Mostly Clear
3%
Saturday
90°
Mostly Sunny
Saturday Night
62°
Clear
Sunday
88°
Sunny
Sunday Night
62°
Mostly Clear
Monday
88°
Mostly Sunny
Monday Night
64°
Mostly Clear
Tuesday
86°
Mostly Sunny
Tuesday Night
64°
Partly Cloudy
4%
Wednesday
80°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
29%
Wednesday Night
55°
Partly Cloudy
10%
3 Day
Extended
Monday, January 30th, 2012
Keith Gehle
Keith J. Gehle, 66, of Rockford, died unexpectedly at 7:27 p.m. Jan. 27, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born May 19, 1945, in Celina, to Al and Florence Leugers Gehle. On Aug. 27, 1966, he married Margaret M. Homan, who survives in Rockford.
Also surviving are four children, Steve (Missy) Gehle, Rockford, Jennifer Brandt, Rockford, Jim (April) Gehle, Lawrenceburg, Ind., Marie Gehle, Evans, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Kim (Ralph) Gehle-Forbes, Salt Lake City, Utah; siblings, Richard (Kay) Gehle, Lakeland, Fla., Audry Jean Meiring, Sharpsburg, Betty Nieman, Alexandria, Va., and Karen (Chett) Moore, Armona, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Anna Maria Gehle, Rome, Italy, and Myrna Gigandet, Versailles; mother-in-law, Bernie Homan, St. Henry; six sisters-and-brothers-in-law and spouses; and 11 grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Allen Gehle; three brothers, Duane, David and Delaine; a sister, Patty; his father-in-law, Alfred Homan; three brothers-in-law, Tom Meiring, Frank Nieman and Jim Foote.
He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Rockford.
He was a 1963 graduate of Marion Local Schools and he founded Gehle Transport, Inc., and retired in 2007. He was lifetime member of Rockford Eagles, a 25-year member of Knights of Columbus, a member of Van Wert and Celina Moose lodges and a member of Sons of the Legions, Rockford.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, Rockford, the Rev. Ken Alt officiating.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home. Rockford Eagles will conduct a service at 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A private graveside service will be held for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or to Shane's Park, Leota Braun Foundation.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.
Additional obituaries on this date
Eileen Klosterman Herman, 92, St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Jan.
28, 2012 at her residence. [More]
Bessie Oellerman, Botkins, died this morning Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence. [More]
Mercer County native Mary Helen Brown Bowmar, 84, Auburn, Ind., died Jan. 27, 2012, at her home. [More]
Joyce L. Jagus, 69, Celina, died Jan. 28, 2012.
Arrangements for a Saturday s [More]
Valerie "Joanie" Killion, 72, Coldwater, died Jan. 28, 2012, at home.
She was [More]
Virginia L. "Genny" Bunger, 63, Celina, died Jan. 26, 2012, at home.
She was [More]
James Luneke, 64, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Former St. Marys resident Robert L. Davis, 88, Fort Myers, Fla., died Jan. 28, 2012, at Health Park Care Center, Fort Myers. [More]