Obituary of Carl Gerten
Carl Gerten Carl GertenTECUMSEH – Carl Gerten, age 88, of Tecumseh passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born February 26, 1923, in Ottawa, OH, to Alexander P. and Gertrude H. (Siefker) Gerten. On September 28, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin, Ohio, he married Evelyn Elchert. She preceded him in death on April 24, 2011. Carl was an active member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing cards, being a member of the Shamrock Seniors Card Club and singing with the Barber Shop Chorus. He loved traveling, wintering in Florida, golfing and being with his family – especially during family vacations at Mohican State Park in Ohio. He was a 45 year resident of Tecumseh. He is survived by his children, Dan (Mariann) Gerten of Butler, PA, Richard (Pamela) Gerten of Marshall, MI, Rosanne (Roy) Schlegel of Tecumseh, Fred (Theresa) Gerten of Phoenix, AZ, Linda (Dale) Forsyth of Adrian, and Ed (Annie) Gerten of Britton; two sisters, Gertrude Smith of Tiffin, OH and Mary Ellen (Don) Wilhelm of Cleveland, OH; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Corporal Ronald Gerten; two sisters, Mae Evert and Betty Tusing and a brother, Rudy Gerten. The Funeral Liturgy for Carl will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Dan Wheeler as celebrant. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh where a Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Rosary. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
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