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Norman Gerkin, 81, of Montgomery, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at 3:27 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana, surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 21, 1937, in Mitchell, Indiana, to the late Lawrence and Thelma (Clouse) Gerkin.
Norman married Judy (Shirley) Gerkin on May 25, 1956. He joined B&O Railroad as a train dispatcher in 1955 until 1995. Norman was a farmer and was known as a "jack of all trades," he could fix anything. He was a member of White River Baptist Church in Buddah.
Norman is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Thelma; his brothers, Bill, Bernard, Jon and Ronnie Gerkin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Judy Gerkin; his children, Lynn (Jerry) Stoll of Montgomery, Dale (Shirley) Gerkin of Loogootee, Bobby (Tammatha) Gerkin of Bedford; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Anita) Stoll, Amanda (Jodey) Neukam, Emily (Adam) Cornelius, Virginia Gerkin, Lynnette (Adam) Sell, Brandy (Rick) Gerkin-Combs, and Jesse Gerkin; 10 great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law, Wanda, Betty, Doris and Faye Gerkin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Providence Mennonite Church, with Rev. Tim Baxter officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Mennonite Church Cemetery in Montgomery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m at Providence Mennonite Church and Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were provided by Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery.
The family has asked that fragrances, colognes, and flowers be kept to a minimum due to serious families allergies, or donate to your charity of choice.
Published on February 18, 2018
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