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Services Monday for Gerald L. Gerasch

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Gerald L. Gerasch, age 82 of Porter, IN, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All Saints Day).

He was born on January 1, 1935, in Chicago, IL to Leonard and Elsie (Silhan) Gerasch.

He was married to Anne E. (Kinney) Gerasch.

Gerald is survived by his son, Lawrence G. (Sharon) Gerasch of Vulcan, MI; daughters, Bonnie (Louis) Gross of LaPorte, IN, and Jerilyn (Kenneth) Pritchard of Valparaiso, IN; brother, Allen Gerasch of IL; sister, Marilyn Cozzie of IL; grandchildren, Aaron and Neil Gerasch, Louis and Stephen Gross, Daniel and Adam Pritchard and Adrienne Spellmeyer and great-grandchildren, Kyle Gerasch and Griffin Spellmeyer. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anne and grandson, Nathan Pritchard.

Gerald was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Royal Neighbors of America. He was active in Boy Scouts of America for many years. Gerald owned Culligan in Valparaiso for several years and retired in 2006. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and camping.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Father Jon Plavcan officiating. Entombment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 11/3/2017




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