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Service set for Albert Dale Gerber

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Albert Dale Gerber of Liberty Township passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at his home. He was 70.

He was born May 2, 1940 in Gary to William Stewart and Mary Farms (Masterson) Gerber, who preceded him in death. He was married to Sandra (Claussen) Gerber, who preceded him in death in 2005.

Albert is survived by his daughter, Melissa (husband Jeff) Boatright of Liberty Township; grandchildren Adam Boatright, Joshua Gerber, Alex Boatright, Morgan Boatright, Matthew Boatright and Marissa Boatright; sisters Christie (Duke) Nowland of Bean Blossom, Ind. and Catherine Gerber-Coker of Portage; and close family friend, Mike Blythe. He was loved and adopted by the Calvin Miller family, along with the Amish community of Topeka, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his son, Todd Gerber; brother, William Gerber Jr; and sister, Carole Gerber.

Albert was a lifelong area resident and retired from U.S. Steel. He was a member of Portage First Church of the Nazarene, the Midwestern Saddle and Bridle Club and the Westville Lions Club. He was a wonderful father and loved his grandchildren deeply.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, with Pastor Duane Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 3/30/2011